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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bell Waterer How-To Guide

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. I love your blog and the tutorials. My wife and I have been posting a lot too for people. I'm really happy to see more young farmers getting into the business.

  2. Thank you for the feedback! You've got some awesome looking recipes on your blog.


  3. Great Job...Thanks for the visuals. I will get them up and running any day now.