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post #21 of 55
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Originally Posted by gabbyscritters 

Yes, I to would love more info and pictures. Daughter has too many chickens and dad keep building her more pens to keep all her chickens happy which of course means more water bowls.

Hubby  is very handy and he will build whatever I ask, within reason. The idea of pvc pipe seems good, we have many large pens for her chickens. Winters would also be a concern.

Our oldest was into horses and hubby built a warm water tank sytem that ran through pvc pipes to fill the automatic water bowls for our horses I am sure you could do the same idea for pvc pipe and chicken nipples.

Is there any difference in nipple types?  There is a web site for avain aqua miser that has nipples at 15.00 a piece, claims they don't drip, seems like too much $. I looked at the ebay listing, seems like a good price. What other sources ahs anyone used?


i got mine off of ebay simply because they were way cheaper!  plus the guy i got them from has a website of how to install them properly.
the ebay seller is silverbuy8

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post #22 of 55
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Originally Posted by BellevueOmlet 

Also check out the nipple water cups.  That is my preference so they can see the water and drink naturally.  It is personal preference for which is better.  They both work great with chickens and are much easier on you than standard waterers.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62744_cups.jpg


where did you purchase your cups from?

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post #23 of 55
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Originally Posted by gabbyscritters 

Yes, I to would love more info and pictures. Daughter has too many chickens and dad keep building her more pens to keep all her chickens happy which of course means more water bowls.

Hubby  is very handy and he will build whatever I ask, within reason. The idea of pvc pipe seems good, we have many large pens for her chickens. Winters would also be a concern.

Our oldest was into horses and hubby built a warm water tank sytem that ran through pvc pipes to fill the automatic water bowls for our horses I am sure you could do the same idea for pvc pipe and chicken nipples.

Is there any difference in nipple types?  There is a web site for avain aqua miser that has nipples at 15.00 a piece, claims they don't drip, seems like too much $. I looked at the ebay listing, seems like a good price. What other sources ahs anyone used?


No...qc supply has the stainless steel nipples for 1.18 each and the shipping is very low.  If you feel you will need more instruction, you can always buy your nipples from Neil Grassbaugh on byc and he will help you along if needed...so I've heard and seen from posts on here.

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post #24 of 55
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Originally Posted by zekii 

Yes,  keeps the water clean, and less waste.
I have both traditional & nipple waters, and the chickens use both.

One question, can cider vinegar be added to the water using a nipple waterer ?  I have read that cider vinegar should not be used in metal waterers, and
the nipples do have metal in them ??


The nipples are stainless steel....I've used the acv in the water for almost 2 years now and they're just fine!

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post #25 of 55

One thing to watch out for with the nipples.

Mine stainless steel nipples came apart and the pieces could be lost when you are cleaning.. The plastic red ones don't come apart.

post #26 of 55

You can get the cups at www.beaktime.com/water.php or on ebay.  The nipples can be found on ebay, just pay attention to the different types and make sure you know what you want before purchasing since not all are created equal.

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post #27 of 55

thanks constantine, on the ebay site! just ordered me 4 of the things. Will use with suspended plastic water bottle. Wayyy better than waterer that sits on ground and constantly gets dirty! Thanks!

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post #28 of 55

Has anyone had an algae issue with the pvc pipe and nipple system?  Since its gravity feed do you notice build up over time?  I am making some of the water bottle style ones for the brooders to keep the water cleaner and not full of bedding but not sure if I am going to switch out the outside pens as it would be ..... another project for hubby  big_smile

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post #29 of 55

I'm also wondering about algae...I would love to try the nipples because our birds drink so much in the heat. Freezing not really a problem here in North Texas, but nasty stagnant water sure is. Can these be flushed with a bleach solution to clean? Perhaps take the nipples off and soak them separately, then flush the lines. It would be a nightmare if we left water in a container for a week and expected the chickens to drink it.

What does the vinegar do? Help with algae?

Ladysfield

post #30 of 55

I do get some algae. I have gone the bucket and nipples route so that it is easier to clean when I have to.

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