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Leaking nipples on waterer

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I have a waterer with the nipples on the bottom (it's a 3.5 gallon bucket) but it keeps leaking. The nipples slowly drip water. How can i fix this?
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You'd need to determine whether it's leaking around the threads or from the nipple itself.

 

Small debris could be holding the ball valve open.

 

Is this a purchased or DIY waterer?

Sloppily drilled holes or too big of holes could be preventing a tight thread seal.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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