For anyone looking to make their own homemade chicken waterer system, the following is a chicken waterer nipple installation guide. You can complete the entire system for less than $20 and about 15 minutes of your time.
1. Chicken waterer nipples: Purchase Them Here (These are the best ones we have found that work well and DO NOT leak like many others do)
2. A 5 gallon pail or bucket. You can also use PVC pipe.
3. Thread Tape
4. A drill with a 3/8 inch drill bit
Let’s get started.
Step 1: Take the pail and drill a hole in the bottom using a 3/8 inch drill bit. You will want to use a slower drill speed, especially if you are using a pail that is not very thick.
Step 2: Grab your chicken nipples and wrap some thread tape around the threads to ensure a tighter seal that will not leak. You can get thread tape at about any hardware store in the plumbing section of the store. Wrap the tape around the threads 2-3 times.
Step 3: Take the chicken waterer nipple and screw it into the hole you made with the drill. You want to be certain you screw it in completely in order to get a good seal that won’t leak.
Step 4: Repeat the same process to install the remaining chicken feeder nipples into the bucket. Space them out evenly around the bucket using 3-5 nipples.
Step 5: Hang the bucket in your preferred place in your chicken coop or pen, add water to the bucket, and place a cover over it to keep the water clean.
That’s it! You now have a clean water source for your chickens or poultry that allows them to get water whenever they like. It is recommended that you have 1 chicken waterering nipple for every 2-3 chicken.
If you are looking for a simple solution to create your own DIY chicken waterer then this is perfect for you. Just follow the chicken waterer nipple installation steps above and you are all set.