Just like us humans, pets and livestock need clean drinking water to stay healthy. When it comes to raising chickens, the water gets easily dirty with beddings and droppings.
Clean water is not just necessary for good health – it also plays a big role on egg production. When you deprive your chickens with water, they’ll also deprive you of eggs.
Ensuring that they get a constant supply of clean water can be challenging – but not impossible. With the use of an automatic chicken waterer with nipple drippers, access to clean drinking water is just a tap away.
With the use of chicken water nipples, you can easily DIY a chicken waterer. These nipples are handy little devices and are inexpensive, too. This project is an easy build with significant benefits.
- plastic bottle, bucket or container
- stainless steel, screw-in poultry nipple
- silicone sealant
- string, wire, etc. for hanging
- Drill with drill bits
Watch the video below to learn how to DIY an automatic chicken waterer with nipple drippers.
Shannon Stansberry has been engaged in the business of raising chickens for more than 12 years. In 2016, she accomplished the Agriculture & Natural Resources program at Mt. San Antonio College. At present, she tends to more than 80 chickens on her 4-hectare farm. Shannon regularly shares her insights and experience on how to raise healthy and contented chickens on the platform Typesofchickens.com