I spent 2 days rigging up an automatic watering system for the goats and chickens. I still need to do one for the rabbits, but already I have taken over half my workload off not having to carry water constantly!
This is the waterer in the buck pen. I tried to keep them at back height, and I put a cement block under so the little ones can reach.
These are the pipes leading to the buck pen. I ran them in the rafters figuring I can add heat tape in winter as long as it doesn’t get so cold the water in the dish freezes.
This is the waterer in the doe pen. Initially they were frightened every time they drank as the water made a hissing sound, like on a toilet filling, every time they drank, but they got used to it after a day and drink more than ever since it’s always fresh.
Amy drinking from the waterer.
Here is an example of the height. This is a 7 month old doeling that happens to be as big as my 1 year olds. The height is just enough to keep them from pooping in it, and babies can’t drown in this.
Extending off the doe waterer I put a chicken waterer. I ran it up high to hang down so the chickens wouldn’t be able to sit over the water and poop in it. This easily keeps the 27 chickens watered, and stays pretty clean.