The last several years we have used a simple rain barrel placed at the end of the awning of the 5th wheel trailer to catch the rain for critter and garden use. This year however the old trailer is being dismantled which meant that we would be losing this water supply. After a bit of pondering what we were going to do we came up with our solution. We would simply move our harvesting station to the back side of the chicken coop and run a gutter along to catch the rain off the coop roof.
It certainly ain't pretty but it was simple to rig up and it will completely functional. We had most of the materials laying around the homestead and