(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.
Bucket Chicken Waterer Made from a 5 gallon bucket with lid and poultry water cups. Drill holes in lower part of bucket with a inch drill bit, screw in cups, fill with water and close with a lid for the safety of your birds
Keepign the chicken waterer clean. Position rocks and pebbles around it—no way any chicken can kick up dirt from stone! Anything a chicken-owner can do to keep a coop clean is a good thing. It keeps both hens and humans healthy.
DIY Off-Grid Chicken-Watering System - Homestead and Livestock
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.
DIY Chicken Water and Feeder From 5-Gallon Buckets
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.