Inexpensive DIY Automatic Chicken Waterer with Nipple Drippers

Easy access to clean water will help make your chickens healthy and ensure good egg production.

A good chicken waterer is a must if you have your own chicken coop in your backyard! Without a good chicken waterer, your chickens will not have access to clean water, and this can lead to a number of health problems.

Chickens need access to clean water at all times in order to stay healthy and produce eggs regularly. If water is dirty or scarce, chickens are more likely to become ill and their egg production will suffer. You can help your chickens stay healthy by making sure they always have clean water to drink. Always remember, that when you deprive your chickens of clean water, they’ll also deprive you of eggs.

Just like us humans, unclean water can cause a variety of health problems in animals, including dehydration, diarrhea, and even death. Ensuring that your animals have access to clean water is essential to keeping them healthy and happy.

With these chicken nipple drippers, clean water is just a tap away.
With these chicken nipple drippers, clean water is just a tap away.

When it comes to raising chickens, the bedding and droppings can easily make the chicken waterer dirty. To keep the water clean, it’s important to change it regularly and clean the waterer itself. However, you can also invest in a chicken waterer that does not require too much cleaning. This way, you can avoid having to constantly clean the chicken waterer and keep the water clean for your chickens.

Ensuring that they get a constant supply of clean water can be challenging – but not impossible. With the use of an automatic chicken waterer with nipple drippers, access to clean drinking water is just a tap away.

If you’re looking for an easy way to provide water for your chickens, look no further than poultry nipples. These handy little devices are easy to install and relatively inexpensive, making them a great option for any chicken keeper. Plus, using poultry nipples can help cut down on water waste and keep your chickens healthy and hydrated.

So if you’re ready to DIY your own chicken waterer, read on for instructions!


  • Plastic bottle, bucket or container, PVC pipes (1Meter 3-inch diameter)
  • PVC pipe 2-inch diameter about 10 inches long
  • 3pcs PVC end caps: 1pc 2-inch diameter and 2 pcs 3-inch diameter
  • stainless steel, screw-in poultry nipple
  • silicone sealant
  • string, wire, etc. for hanging


  • Drill with
  • Drill bit
    • one that has the same diameter as the screw-in poultry nipple
    • 2-inch hole saw drillbit


This chicken waterer project can vary depending on the materials that you will be using. You can use plastic bottles, a bucket or any container, you can even use PVC pipes for this DIY project. No matter which materials you use, the goal is to create an automatic chicken waterer that is easy to use and maintain. By using an automatic waterer system, you will be able to provide your chickens with a continuous supply of fresh water, which is essential for their health and well-being.


When gathering the desired materials for your automatic waterer system, make sure you don’t forget the most important component: the screw-in poultry nipple. These essential pieces will help you create a system that provides a continuous supply of water for your chickens, without the need for frequent refills.

Start by attaching your 2 PVC end caps to every end of your PVC pipes. You can apply a sealant to make sure there is no leak. Make sure the end caps are firmly attached and there are no gaps. Once the end caps are in place, you can begin drilling the middle of your PVC pipes using the 2-inch hole saw bit. This is where you will refill your waterer. Then attach your 2-inch diameter PVC pipe, making sure it fits snugly and does not leak then cover using the 2-inch diameter end-cap (do not glue).

Next, using the smaller bit, make holes for your screw-in nipples. For a meter-length PVC pipe, you can add up to 8 nipples in your pipe (still depends on your preference and the number of chickens you have). Apply a sealant around every nipple to avoid leakage. If you’re adding more than one nipple to your PVC pipe, make sure to space them out evenly so that each chicken has easy access to a water source.

Then, fill in the pipe with water and attach it to a wall or a platform and you’ll have an automatic chicken waterer.

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Here’s another version of the chicken waterer we’ve prepared for you, watch the video below to learn how to DIY an automatic chicken waterer with nipple drippers.



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