Ya you've seen this picture before. In fact you probably have a collection of chicken waterers that looks just like it! Of course you do, and why not? They are in every feed store and usually pretty cheap!
How do I know you have a pile like this?
I'm figuring you're pretty much like I was. My wife was keeping LOTS of chickens and they all had to be watered everyday - 'fer cryin out loud. She'd buy more chickens, I'd build another pen and we'd buy another waterer. It was a vicious cycle!
The problem with these water feeders is this-
- They need to be filled everyday
- They need to be cleaned everyday
- They can spread disease
- They can only service ONE pen at a time
- They only last one season, if that!