DIY and homemade chicken waterers. Quick and easy to put together. You'll need a drill or drill press (or pocket knife in a pinch), pliers, a plastic container of any size, and the contents of one of our kits. Elapsed time is roughly an hour, less if you're handy. $15/each.
I'm watching the flock. Key to good watch dog: get an intelligent, sweet tempered dog of good origins and lines, who will completely become bonded to you and your family, then introduce it carefully to any new animal. We have a huge Standard poodle, and 2 Doberman Pinschers. So far they love each new animal, but the dobie puppies still have a lot of things to get used to... However, there's nothing, NOTHING, like a TRUE "Albert-Payson-Terhune-Collie dog".