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Australian Owned & Operated: Our business is 100% Australian owned and operated so you can have full confidence in our business practices.
12 Months Warranty: We offer you a full 12 month warranty. Plus, if you move house and loose a piece, we can supply you a new one (some small costs may apply). We're one of the very few businesses that do this.
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Lay-by & 0% Finance Available: Lay-by requires only a 20% deposit and the remaining amount is paid off over a time frame to suit you. If you would prefer to take your coop home now, we also offer interest free finance!
Water is vital to a chicken’s health, so choose your chicken waterer wisely. Chickens must have access to clean fresh water at all times. It is essential that your chooks have plenty of water which enables your lovely backyard flock to grow properly, eat well and lay LOTS of eggs.
Depending on the number of chickens in your flock as to the size of waterer you need, we have a couple of options. 2ltr, 4ltr and 20ltr.
Just how much water does a chicken drink? It really doesn’t seem like much at all as they sip a little here, sip a little there, and go on about their business or their flock mate’s business. Typically though, a mature chicken will drink approximately .5 liters of water each day in temperate weather, even as much as a 1 full liter in warmer weather. If you have meat birds, they will visit the chicken waterer much more often than this, due to their fast growth rate. Free ranging chickens may drink more or less than this amount based on how busy they are exploring and foraging and how much water is in the plants and grass they eat. FYI, a chicken who is feeling a bit under the weather, may drink continually or drink nothing. This may mean refilling your chicken waterer twice a day or more. Be aware though, that chickens will stay as far away from drinking water that is tainted with an odor, perhaps from adding Apple Cider Vinegar, with droppings, feathers and straw, or debris. Also, stagnant water can produce slimy residue on the waterer and is the perfect environment for algae growth. So, with all of this in mind, let’s talk a little bit about cleaning your chicken waterer. About once a week, wash your chicken waterer with plain dish soap and water, then purify by wiping with a mixture of one part ordinary household vinegar to nine parts water.
Depending upon your climate, you may need to take additional precautions with your chicken waterer in the hot summers or during frosty cold winters. When the heat of summer strikes, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your chooks will have fresh, cool water always. Simply fill a few plastic cups, freeze them and place these magnificent mega-cubes in each chicken waterer, refill the water several times throughout the day, or offer your chickens beak-watering snacks such as watermelon, peaches, seedless grapes, berries, and rock melon in addition to their fresh water. In the blustery cold winter, there are several ways to prevent your chicken’s water from freezing-add a submersible heater, place the chicken waterer on top of a heated base, or use a heated dog bowl available at most hardware or farm supply stores.
When looking for a chicken waterer, consider how many chickens it will serve and perhaps it is a good idea to purchase a larger one. Chicken waterers are available in a variety of styles. One of the most commonplace waterers among backyard chicken keepers are Bell Waterers, which are available in plastic or metal, shaped like a bell, and have a rim around the bottom for your chickens to sip from. An Automatic Chicken Waterer connects directly to your outdoor water faucet or to the garden hose and will refill automatically as needed. Now that’s nice! Another type of chicken waterer which is becoming more popular and boasts cleaner water for your chickens, is the Nipple Waterer in which nipples are attached to either an automatic waterer or to a large 4 liter bucket with a lid. You will need to periodically inspect the nipples for possible clogs and if needed, rinse with warm water and reattach. A Gravity Flow Chicken Waterer, in which the water supply is stored in a nearby tank, is another choice if outdoor plumbing is not available or accessible. These systems can be quite complicated though.
So, do you want happy well-hydrated chooks? Then let the water flow!
What you need to know
What you need to know
Our Chicken Help Guarantee
Need a friend who is a chicken genius? At Backyard Chicken Coops we wrangle poultry matters with both hands. Do you have a girl who has gone a little gloomy? Are the foundations of the pecking order beginning to crumble? Or do you simply need to know the difference between chicken crumble and pellets? Don’t let your burning chicken questions char on one side. Turn to us and we will be there to have a cluck about the best chook solutions for you. It's our after-sales guarantee to you.
Nothing is too good for your girls! Treat your chickens right with these Optional Extras, specifically designed to suit our coops!
Free-range Chicken Feeder
In stock now! Introductory rate only – order now before they go back to $199. Keep that chook feed safe from pesky pests and ruining rain! Our treadle feeder is easy to set up and easy for your girls…
Hemp Nesting Box Bedding – 140L / 14kg
Hemp bedding is an organic, highly absorbent alternative to inferior animal bedding options that can be harmful to your animals and damaging to the environment. It has a neutral odour and is also a natural pesticide, which will…
Chook Feed Drum
60L heavy duty plastic feed drum with screw lid. Keep your chicken feed dry, fresh and safe from pesky pests! Great for storing feed, bedding or chicken treats!
The Chook Lovers Pack
There are so many advantages to keeping free range chickens. From their claws to their eggs, everything seems to be better when the chickens are free to forage the wilds of your backyard. The Chook Lovers Pack has all you need…
Got a chook lover in your life? Get them the gift of choice with a Backyard Chicken Coops Gift Card! Choose from: $20 $50 $75 $100 $150 $200 Make a chicken keeper’s day! Terms and conditions: By purchasing,…
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a wildly popular poultry product used by Chicken Ladies and Lads to fight mites, lice and worms, as well as boosting their overall wellbeing. Our range of Apple Cider Vinegar is unpasteurised which means…
Once you make a purchase, we will also email you an eBook on everything you need to know about keeping happy, healthy chickens – no need to be stressed! Also, check out our Learning Centre for everything poultry related, and if you can’t find it, feel free to contact us – we can answer all of your questions.
Did you know?
- Free-range hens lay eggs with; 2 times the omega 3’s
- 4-6 times more vitamin D
- 3 times the vitamin E
- 7 times more beta carotene 2/3 more vitamin A
- 1/3 less cholesterol
- 1/4 less saturated fat PLUS they’re guaranteed to taste better!.