Does anyone have any recommendations - either for one that's so heavy they won't be able to knock it over, or one that attaches to the side of the run/coop or something? Either way, it needs to be bigger than the plastic 1 litre one I have now. My chooks seem to need to drink loads, but they sometimes manage to kick over their drinker within 5 minutes of me filling it up! This doesn't matter so much at the moment as I'm a SAHM, but I'm going back to work in September and don't like the thought of them going all day without a drink. Thanks!
We hang our water container from the underside of the nest box, by a hook and chain. Our hen house is quite high off the ground now, as we raised it on stilts, because I was obsessed with the idea that foxes and rats would gnaw through the steel plates flooring and attack my girls , to provided extra shelter for them when its raining.
Ours have an old-fashioned metal mop bucket with a hosepipe that runs into it; if it gets low I just turn on the tap by the house. It is too heavy to tip over and I occasionally empty it and clean it out.