If you’re looking for an easy-to -build and easy-to-maintain chicken watering station, here’s a list specifically created to keep your flock hydrated!
10 Chicken Watering Stations To Keep Your Flock Happy
When you choose to raise chickens on your homestead you’re required to invest in a couple of things. One thing you will need is a chicken coop that serves as a territory for the hens to lay eggs. Another thing you will need is a watering station. You can physically keep the station brimming with water constantly or you can make an automatic watering station. Here are 10 easy-to -build automatic chicken watering station ideas for you to choose from!
1. Homemade Chicken Waterer For Less Than $2
Wow! If you’re just getting started and short of cash in the meantime. This homemade chicken watering station is your perfect solution.
Grab a 9″ pan, and #10 can (1-gallon can). Put 2 holes, 1 each on opposite sides of your can that’s about an inch up from the open end. Ensure the holes are lower than the lip of the cake pan you’re putting it in.
Simply fill up the can with water and put the can on top of the cake pan, similar to a lid. Keeping the pan in place, spin it upside down. The can is now set above the pan, this will allow the water to flow freely from 2 holes into the pan. The water will stop flowing once it’s already level to the 2 holes. Once your chickens start drinking, it automatically refills the pan with the stored water in the can.
This may not be for long term solution but it’s simple and frugal enough to keep your flock well hydrated.
2. DIY Automatic Chicken Watering Station
This DIY automatic chicken watering station will only take 5 minutes to make. Since it’s made of plastic and rubber, it’s super easy to disassemble and sanitize.
3. PVC Chicken Watering Station
This PVC chicken watering station is your very simple way to keep the water supply for your chickens without having messy overturned containers!
4. DIY PVC Soda Bottle Chicken Waterer
A simple and affordable DIY project!
You’ll need PVC Y fitting, PVC cap, 1-liter plastic soda bottle, nail, hammer, and hand drill.
You just simply screw on the cap to one of the finishes of your Y filling. Using your hammer and nails, create a couple of holes in the cap. Begin with 1 or 2 and add more as needed.
Then, just fill your 1-liter soda bottle with water, screw the cap on the soda bottle and turn it upside down into one of the alternate openings of the Y fitting. The water will then begin flowing into the station and chickens can pierce their heads into the open end to get to the drinking water. Refill the bottle when it gets empty. Depending on the size of your flock, once or twice day will be fine.
This DIY PVC soda bottle chicken watering station will keep you and your chicken happy. A nifty idea that is totally impressive!
5. DIY Hole Chicken Watering Station
If your flock is in a cage, this DIY hole chicken watering station will keep them watered even during rainy season. Can you imagine, this wonderful chicken watering station only costs $15, that’s comfort on a budget.
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6. DIY Automatic Chicken Watering Station Using A Five Gallon Bucket
Made of a clean five-gallon bucket, basic fittings, and other easy-to-find materials, this DIY automatic chicken watering station will solve all your troubles watering your chicken.
7. DIY Glass Chicken Waterer
If you’re not a fan of plastic, this DIY glass chicken watering station is a treat for you and your flock.
8. No-Mess Watering Station
9. DIY Chicken Nipple-Bucket Watering Station
Using 5 nipples to keep a flock of 20 chickens hydrated is not bad at all! This is what this DIY chicken nipple watering station is all about. Simply make holes at the bottom of your bucket to fit the chicken nipples in. Fill the bucket with water and put it where the chicken can easily access it. There might be a need for you to show them that the water will come from the nipples but they will get used to it quickly. Plus, it’s with buckets, so it keeps dirt and other bacteria away. The bigger your bucket the better, as you won’t need to refill it with water from time to time.
10. Rain Collecting Automatic Chicken Watering Station
This automatic chicken watering station has a substantial barrel for water collection, a steady stand, and nice water bowl below is sure to keep your flock hydrated for days.
Want more automatic chicken watering station? Check out this video from Project Balcony!
Wasn’t that all fun and easy? Keep your needy chickens hydrated and they’ll reward you happily. There’s so much joy from collecting fresh eggs on a daily basis if possible. I can’t thank my flock well enough. So my fellow homesteaders, choose the best watering station for your flock! Happy Homesteading!
Which of these automatic chicken watering station ideas will you build for your flock? We’re excited to know! Let us know how it went in the comments section below.
Want to take your favorite chicken out? Train her how to use a harness and walk her out just like your favorite pooch!
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