Chicken water and feeder buckets DIY. For the water bucket used the holes in the top method. For the feeder, I bolted a large pot plant saucer to the bottom of the bucket so I could suspend it from the coop roof to keep rats and mice out of the feed.
(This would work for pets also.) homemade chicken waterer- so stinking simple and smart! (Wonder if you could do the same thing with a large "Gatorade" cooler and give your hens cool water in the summer.
Creating a homemade chicken waterer from a 5 gallon bucket and plant base--I think I will flip the bucket and just cover the hole with my finger when filling it then put the lid on. Might be easier than trying to flip it over.
This is how I keep my water from freezing in the winter. Only I use cinder block. Cinder block heater & water warmer - light bulb inside cinder bock covered with a stepping stone & water container set on top won't freeze.very clever idea!
15 Plants To Grow That Will Lower Your Chicken Feed Bill