Tonight will be the coldest night this winter, 23F. And with that comes the struggle of water to the poultry.
I shutoff and disconnected water hoses in the past. I’d carry water buckets. This year, trying something different.
I’ve placed a 1/2 gallon per hour dripper on the end of the hoses stretching across the pasture. I’ll turn it on this evening.
And I’ll give it an insulating cover made from a zip seal bag for moving your office.
The next hose wye is trying shredded paper in the same kind of bag.
I use wyes to connect hoses for a few reasons.
- Metal hose connectors with my water becomes a permanent joint
- Shutting water off next to the hose to remove is simple
- Having water available multiple places along the hoses is convenient
- A brass wye (Not shown) keeps the hose in the bucket when filling.
The drippers worked great this past summer keeping buckets full and keeping the water cool.