How to Make Your Own Chicken Waterer – 2 DIY projects!!!

First of all, we would like to say that we are aware that “waterer” is not a correct word but it will do the trick for this article and we know that our readers understand what we mean.

Our readers have been using this word in the emails they have been sending to us, so because we couldn’t find a better word to describe this invention, we decided to stay with the word our readers chose.

We at the typesofchicken.com team are doing our best to share our ideas, opinions and problem solutions with our fan base. We hope that you enjoy and find useful these ideas for chicken waterers brought to you by the typesofchicken.com team.

1. Basic and easy chicken waterer

This a very easy to make and simple project and it shouldn’t take more than 1 hour for you to create this chicken waterer.
You will need:
– 1 plastic bucket with an airtight lid (3 or 5 gallon depends on the size you want for the waterer and you can find them anywhere and the chances are you already have an extra one laying around)
–  A foil roasting pan or anything that is in a similar shape (I is important that the plastic bucket fits in it and has room for water)

Drill 2 holes close to the bottom of the bucket and opposite from each other, something like 3 or 4 cm above the bottom of the bucket. Then place the bucket in the middle of the foil roasting pan and when you fill the bucket you need to close it airtight as fast as you can!

Homemade 5 Gallon Bucket Waterer For Chickens
via Youtube.com

This way when the water comes down in the foil roasting pan and it gets above the holes that are in the bucket, the bucket will be airtight and the water will stop dropping.

When your chickens drink enough water and air comes in through the holes in your bucket the water will come down just enough to close that breach.

There you go! Easy to make and cheap chicken waterer.

2. Simpler and Easier to make chicken waterer!

You don’t need much to make this, it is much easier than the previous one I will tell you that much.

What is different between these two chicken waterers is that the second one can contain less water in it but it can be hanged in your chicken coop and it has a bit more mobility in it.

How to Make Your Own Chicken Waterer
via Youtube.com

The one above is strictly stuck to the ground unless you start experimenting and you make something out of it than just share it with us in the comment section.

You will need:

  • 2 plastic bottles (A liter and a half or more but they need to be the same!)
  • Some duck tape
How to Make Your Own Chicken Waterer
via Pinterest

Take one of the bottles and cut out the top, then cut out two holes 3 to 5 cm above the bottom(make sure the holes are big enough that the heads of your chickens will fit).

Fill the other bottle with water and then fit the one you cut out in the one you didn’t cut out. Push it on until the neck of the full bottle is lower than the holes you made on the other bottle. Flip it over and you have your own chicken waterer. Use the duck tape to make a hanger on it and you can hang it in your chicken coop.

DIY Chicken Waterer
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2 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Chicken Waterer – 2 DIY projects!!!”

  1. My husband made me a waterer from your instructions on the bucket waterer. It doesn’t work. The water just kept coming out until it ran over the top of the pan and then emptied the bucket. So, what’s the trick?

    • The bucket needs to be airtight after filling, other than the two holes you drill under the level of the pan top.


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