With all the new chicks we've gotten, we have alot of watering and feeding to keep up with. We have 4 waterers going already, and may need a fifth one.
The big waterers are more than $50 each. We have spare parts, so we took a 4 gallon bucket and a waterer base we had on hand to make a new one.
We simply cut a 3/8" hole in the top of the bucket.
Any base could work, so long as it holds water deeper than the outlet hole on the bucket.
We simply fill up the bucket, put the waterer base on top of it, then flip them both over. Works great. Now we can water a larger flock of birds when we release them into the pen. Still have a few weeks until they are big enough, though.
The little meat chicks are eating alot, and noticably active. They are already sprouting wing feathers, too! Little pigs...