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Watering with horizontal nipples

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I have progressed from verticals to horizontal nipples in a 5 gallon bucket, all in preparation for a cold winter in Massachusetts. I have the bucket inside the coop, and am a little concerned with the water that winds up on the floor. It's not a terrible amount, byt it is a constant wet spot. Any advice?

post #2 of 5

I understand this concern, more moisture can cause problems with frostbite. I can't think of anything but to make sure your coop is well ventilated so the moisture can escape. I'm looking forward to any other suggestions you get!

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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice on the ventilation.

Anyone have experience with these nipples and is this an appropriate amount of leakage? Do you think I need reinstall them?
post #4 of 5
Raise your bucket up so the nipples are level with the middle of your birds neck. Place a brick by one nipple if you have some small birds so they can use it as a step up. They get more of the water if the nipples are the correct height.
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I'll do that.  Thanks for the advice!

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