Chickens Coop Care

The Waterer Has Arrived

Yesterday afternoon, I installed it very quickly with just two screw.  I love it.  The girls took to it immediately and the best part is that it is staying clean!  The plastic parts, red and white, slide out of the metal holder for easy filling, access, and cleaning.  My coop is small and it takes up not much room at all.  However, I am still thinking of ways to keep it from freezing in the winter time.

Yes, it is sold as a piglet feeder.  I turned the label to the back as not to offend the girls.  Sometimes thinking outside the box, might just lead to a solution you are seeking.

If you would like to read more about this waterer, click here.

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest

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  • My girls ARE piglets. I would have left that up front so they could see them for who they really are?

    I tickled their tummies as they were roosting last night at dusk. I was so alarmed at how full Coco's crop was, I actually made a point to get up early, and go outside this morning to see if it had emptied. It did.

  • I ordered one when you first blogged about it. Hopefully mine will come in the next couple of days. Thanks for always sharing your great finds.

  • That is pretty slick!
    although my next big purchase will be one that I can plug in to keep water from freezing as that time will soon be coming 🙁

  • Flock Mistress, I so love to hear your stories!

    SAKim, let me know what you think! Feel free to share your pictures on our Facebook page. We'd love to see how the waterer fits into your coop!

    Melissa, would love to see what you devise in your own coop for the winter. Please share on our Facebook page too!

  • How long does a gallon last your 8 ladies?

  • 3-4 days. They will drink water depending on the temperature. Warmer weather will make them consume more. I keep two waterers. One in the run and one in the coop. Each are one gallon. I change the outside water everyday as it gets dirty. I change the inside one every couple of days. Hope that helps.