On the shelves of the store a large assortment of chicken and eggs, but more and more housewives prefer home-made products. It is not difficult to keep chickens, the main thing is to provide them with good care. For convenience and to save time, drinkers are used. You can buy a ready-made design, but not everyone wants to spend money. You can also make drinkers using improvised materials.
The most simple option is to drink from the garden hose. The piece of the hose is bent so that the shape of the drop is obtained. One end is connected to the water source, and the other is suspended. The height of the device should be comfortable for chickens. When water is turned on from the holes, liquid begins to drip. This type of drinker is drip, but the fluid consumption is significant. Typically, these devices are suitable for single use, for example, in the morning.
A plastic bucket with a lid will be an excellent drinker. It will take a pallet, which by diameter will exceed the bucket. It is necessary to make a hole in the lid, and fill the container with liquid. After the bucket is closed and turned into a pallet. As the water consumption, the pallet gradually becomes filled with liquid.
In winter, water often freezes in watermelons, and chickens without water can not live fully. There is a tricky method by which you can prevent the liquid from freezing. A drinking bowl is made of wood, into which the lamp is placed. The heat of the appliance also heats the water, so the liquid does not freeze.
Plastic bottles can be easily adapted to drinkers. The main thing is to find a reliable support and fix the pallet. One bottle from under the water is transformed, cutting off the neck and the base. This is the holder for the water source. The element must be firmly fixed to the base or screwed to the wall.
The second bottle must be picked up, in this way, so that it can be inserted into the manufactured holder. Water in such a drinker will gravity fill the pan if necessary. You can use a long trough or an old baking tray as a pallet. Depending on the capacity, the required number of bottles is selected. The simplest solution is a five-liter capacity, put in a basin. To replenish the water pan, you need to make a few holes just above the bottom.
Two large bottles from under the water for the cooler can serve as an excellent drinker. It will take two more plastic buckets, such that the containers fit into them. In the buckets it is necessary to cut the holes corresponding to the size of the chicken’s head. Birds should freely head through the hole and drink. To design turned out symmetrical, you can use a ready-made template. It is unnecessary to make a cut near the bottom of the bucket, you need to take into account the level of filling of the drinker with liquid. As the dispenser will serve two trimming of the polymer pipe. The container neck should fit in the pipe. The edge of the element must be cut out in a zigzag manner, like a crown. Then all three parts are connected, after filling the tank with water. The bottle is inverted in a bucket, so water fills the container. One such drinking bowl can allow to drink to several hens, and the volume of liquid will be enough for a long time. By the same principle it is possible to turn a glass jar with water into a tray. Of course, plastic containers are less stable, but they do not fight. For chickens, it is especially important to have a drinker, wet feet lead to overcooling of the brood and, accordingly, to death.
Small containers will be useful here, the packaging from drinking yoghurt is quite suitable. Such a device as a drinker can reduce the cost of water resources, eliminates dirt in the coop and hypothermia of pets.
A drinking bowl for chickens own hands