How to make a       hen waterer             for just a few dollarsRefills automatically
get a used 20 L pail.              with a lid.
buy a used float valve. $4                Came from             an old toilet.
Use a hole         drill   to fit the float valve     into theinside of the      bucket.
Here.
make a rubber washer from   a bit of old rubber
fit the rubber washeronto the float valve
slide it on
Fit it through   the hole ...
screw on the    lock nut
tighten itso the water        can’t       escape
this is fun
Use treadtape to makea water-tight seal.
on this end of thethreaded rod
I use a “Hansens fitting                       ”to a 9 mm garden hose
tighten it firmly
attach the garden hose                then turn on                     the tap
Yes. It’s filling.
When it has filled,   mark the fullline on the bucket
Drill 5 or 6big holes just abovethe water-line
Your hens willput their headsin these holes.
hen head hole for drinking      out of   water line
Test the float valve ...
Ready to go ...
Hens will drink heremore at ...www.ProvidentLiving.org.nz
How to make a hen waterer
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Water for your hens without effort of daily filling. Make your hen waterer for just a few dollars. Frugal.

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How to make a hen waterer

  1. 1. How to make a hen waterer for just a few dollarsRefills automatically
  2. 2. get a used 20 L pail. with a lid.
  3. 3. buy a used float valve. $4 Came from an old toilet.
  4. 4. Use a hole drill to fit the float valve into theinside of the bucket.
  5. 5. Here.
  6. 6. make a rubber washer from a bit of old rubber
  7. 7. fit the rubber washeronto the float valve
  8. 8. slide it on
  9. 9. Fit it through the hole ...
  10. 10. screw on the lock nut
  11. 11. tighten itso the water can’t escape
  12. 12. this is fun
  13. 13. Use treadtape to makea water-tight seal.
  14. 14. on this end of thethreaded rod
  15. 15. I use a “Hansens fitting ”to a 9 mm garden hose
  16. 16. tighten it firmly
  17. 17. attach the garden hose then turn on the tap
  18. 18. Yes. It’s filling.
  19. 19. When it has filled, mark the fullline on the bucket
  20. 20. Drill 5 or 6big holes just abovethe water-line
  21. 21. Your hens willput their headsin these holes.
  22. 22. hen head hole for drinking out of water line
  23. 23. Test the float valve ...
  24. 24. Ready to go ...
  25. 25. Hens will drink heremore at ...www.ProvidentLiving.org.nz

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