A lot of our customers turn
their DIY kits into a bucket waterer, and I can’t blame
them. Once we moved our birds out of tractors and weight was no
longer an issue, I fell in love with the supreme simplicity of a clean
water dispenser that hydrates our flock for nearly a month without
The one problem with
bucket waterers is finding a way to hold up such a heavy object.
We’ve showcased some good mounting methods in the past, but I have two
new ones to share. First, Jeremy emailed me the photos to the
left and below, explaining that the lip of the bucket sits on his
homemade wooden brackets, which are in turn screwed into a wooden
rail. He wrote:
sure how durable it will be for the long haul, but we wanted something
that we could easily raise up as the chickens get bigger. I’ll just unscrew the brackets
and mount them higher up the 2 x 4 rails next time.
Meanwhile, since I’ve
had Mark move our own bucket waterer every time we rotate chickens to a
new pasture, he’s been streamlining his mounting method. His
newest mount, shown below, is simply “2 shelf brackets, a piece of
scrap lumber, and some rope with a bungee cord tied on the end”.
If these ideas get your creative juices flowing, I hope you’ll take the
time to email me your
own photos and mounting ideas!