Building A Chicken Coop - 1 chicken 3 square feet 2 pounds of feed per week 2 cups of water daily = 1 egg per day. - Building a chicken coop does not have to be tricky nor does it have to set you back a ton of scratch.
You can make this DIY poultry waterer to provide unfrozen water to your birds all winter. A bucket water, such as this one from Avian Aqua Miser, can be transformed into a heated chicken waterer with a few simple tools and supplies.
(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.