Store rain for an automatic chicken watering system.

I installed my rain barrel onto the back deck for gravity advantages.  This aids in function stacking, for example I can daisy-chain several water barrels together if needed, water my garden, or in a pinch filter the water for drinking (more likely washing or cooking).





CHICKEN BUCKET water feeder

Float valve

Verify your “inner diameter”
I hose-clamp’d the ⅜ over top the threads of the float valve.


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One Response to Rain Barrel How To

  1. Bob Walker says:

    Is there a city ordinance that prevents you from capturing rainwater? That would be the only downside to this project. More and more municipalities are implementing restrictions on rainwater capture. A guy in Oregon even went to jail for daring to collect rainwater on his completely off-grid property.

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