How to Build an Automatic Waterer for Chickens or Rabbits for Less than $5

Automatic watering systems take the worry out of watering the animals. An auto waterer can last for several days and it keeps rabbits and chickens from making the water dirty or tipping it out. To make this automatic waterer I used a few things that I had laying around, but you could easily replace these with things you have or can make.

Our rabbits live in a colony, and they have been using metal bowls for their water. However they always tip over their water bowls before everyone has had a chance to have a drink. I decided that it was time to make an automatic waterer for the rabbits and another one the same for the chickens.

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Make your own 100% coconut oil soap at home

Below is two recipes, one for a 0% superfatted coconut oil soap to use purely to make your own washing powder. The second is a 20% superfatted pure coconut oil soap - basically the 1/4 moisturizing cream, with out all the extra cruddy chemicals and processing that goes with it.

Traditionally, soaps are made from several oils blended to balance cleansing/moisturizing/and lathering properties. In the soap making world one of the well known “rules” is that a soap should never be made of more than 30% coconut oil because it’s so effective at breaking up oil/grease that it can be drying to use. For a bar soap for personal use this is a bad thing, for cleaning things like clothes, it is fantastic!

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