Warning: Farmer Stuff Ahead
Several people have asked me about our bell waterers and how you hook them up. The only other post about it is my failed attempt at turning a horse waterer into a chicken waterer. So here it is - a step by step guide to hooking a gravity fed Plasson bell up to a 5 gallon bucket reservoir, followed by a video on how to use it on a Salatin style broiler pen.
Hint: Chic-fil-A is a great source for free 5 gallon buckets.
A food grade 5 gallon bucket.
Take the end of the water tube not attached to the waterer.
The first time its hard to commit, is this really what I should be doing? The answer is yes, chop the end off.
Drill a hole slightly smaller than the width of the tube.
Jam it in the hole with pliers.
Pull it in 2 inches or so.
And voila! - your bell water is hooked up to a 5 gallon bucket. View the video for how to hook it up to a broiler pen.
1 year ago