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).
- Barrel of your choosing. I had an extra blue barrel (filters light, which reduces algae).
- Rain gutter “tap”
- The following were cheaper at homedepo (for me)
- Don’t forget a over-flow hole & hose (out spout).
CHICKEN BUCKET water feeder
Verify your “inner diameter”
I hose-clamp’d the ⅜ over top the threads of the float valve.