10 Chicken Water Station Ideas


If you have decided that you’re going to raise chickens in your yard the following year, then you’re going to need a lot of info to prepare in time. Raising chickens at home is not an easy work, as animals require constant care and attention. But don’t worry, as you can take it step by step and start with building the coop and maintaining it. If you’ve already found a great homemade coop project, then you can proceed to creating a watering station for your chicks. In the following we will show you 10 very clever chicken water station ideas, so you’ll never have to worry about your chicks being thirsty or drinking contaminated water from an unsafe source. The best thing each project has in common is their low price as each and every project below is based on recycled and cheap materials, so you won’t have to spend a fortune building the watering station.

1. PVC Chicken Waterer


Step 1: Supplies needed


Here is a list of supplies that you will need for this project.

4 BeakTime Watering Cups (purchased through BeakTime.com)
2 foot piece of 1/2 inch PVC pipe
2 foot piece of 2 inch PVC pipe
3 inch piece of 3 inch PVC pipe (I had extra in my scrap pieces from previous projects)
4″ X 3″ PVC coupling
3″ X 2″ PVC coupling
4 – 1/2″ adapters (male end threaded)
2 – 1/2″ threaded caps
2 – 2″ cleanout drain plug adapter
2″ cleanout drain plug (threaded)
2″ trap adapter fitting
2″ 90 degree Cross Tee
2 – 2″ X 1/2″ Bushing
Pipe Joint Compound
PVC Cement
3 gallon or 5 gallon water jug (I chose a 3 gallon)
3 foot 2×6 lumber (I just used some scrap pieces I had)

Total cost of project is around $55.

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10 Responses to “10 Chicken Water Station Ideas”

  1. blah blah blah says:

    Plastic chemicals leech into the water, then into chicken then into them and their eggs, then into you and into the ground from their waste. Stop promoting the poisoning of our planet please.

    • Lara says:

      Blah Blah Blah! Really? SMH! Just because its plastic does NOT mean its bad. There are some that are inspected safe for consumption. You can check the Recycle symbol code on them. Good luck finding glass and non leaded metal for hoses and spigots for your home and NON PVC pipes for your Plumbing! HAHAHA! Some people are the doom and gloom and never can find anything good to say!

  2. Terry says:

    Get a “real” life.

  3. Randy says:

    The orange cup ones with the yellow valve are the only ones that work good an do not leak, I have tried several others with no luck. chickens figure out fast.

    All my water systems are gravity fed from my rainwater collection system, takes care of the goats, horses, chickens an dogs. Your city water puts more chemicals in your water than they will ever get off of these, and I bet your home has plastic pipes in it somewhere.

  4. Corina Sugarman says:

    While this is a cute theoretical system unless you add bleach (vinegar won’t cut it, I’ve seen mold grow on vinegar in plastic tubs) to your water system then this will just be a mold filled sickness causing stink hole in a couple months and appears to be pretty difficult to clean properly if at all…

  5. Robert says:

    Oh dear Lord what will the hospitals use instead of plastics. Can you just imagine the ease of packing blood bags in a cooler box if they use glass containers instead, let alone the cost and the extra care needed for the handling of them, drop one and it’s blood and glass everywhere.

    • Nana Kay says:

      All I.V. solutions used to be in glass. The reason sited above is one of the reasons why they are not done that way any longer. It was found to be safer for all concerned to have the solutions in plastic.
      Plastics now are much more friendly than back in my day for one they are BHP free.
      Me….. I’m putting one together this next weekend!!
      Happy chickens to All!!!

  6. Nana Kay Wilson says:

    A new unused chimney brush 1 gal cleaning vinegar 2 Tsp borax and a few drops of Dawn dish soap to make it penetrate any “gunk” and it will even kill the MRSA virus.

  7. Pat says:

    Not sure how at 65 with poor shoulders I’d ever the the filled water jug up there. Otherwise I really like the concept.

    • Amy says:

      Pat, add a hole to the bottom of the water jug (the top once it’s in place) and stop it with a rubber plus. Or any other version of making the jug re-fillable at the top.

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