How to support a bucket waterer for chickens

Building a support bracket for a bucket waterer.

A chicken bucket waterer.Bucket waterers are very popular for chicken
keepers with more than a dozen birds.  When you buy one of our
diy chicken waterer
, it’s simple
and cheap to install chicken nipples in the bottom of a scavenged (or
bought) five gallon bucket.

But how do you support a
heavy bucket of water on the side of your coop?  Mark made a cheap
and easy bucket waterer support out of a two by two, some screws, and a
couple of shelf brackets.  The finished support now graces the
walls of my father’s chicken coop in South Carolina.  Thanks for
being our guinea pig, Daddy!

Alexandra Kent had an
equally clever solution in
winning photo from our 2009 photo contest

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