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post #51 of 57
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If they are horizontal nipples, you could rig a circulating hated water system thru the pipes.
If they are vertical nipples, I wouldn't bother....get a different setup for winters.
ok thanks. I was considering doing that. Can you put the push in style nipples into vinyl tubing or does it have to be something stronger than that?
post #52 of 57
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Originally Posted by aart View Post

If they are horizontal nipples, you could rig a circulating hated water system thru the pipes.
If they are vertical nipples, I wouldn't bother....get a different setup for winters.
ok thanks. I was considering doing that. Can you put the push in style nipples into vinyl tubing or does it have to be something stronger than that?

Show me a link to a 'push in style nipple'...I am unfamiliar.

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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post #53 of 57
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Show me a link to a 'push in style nipple'...I am http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/ProductDisplay?productId=17664
you drill a hole and push it straight in

Edited by James 14 - 1/7/15 at 12:29pm
post #54 of 57
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Hi I live in Iowa and it had been very cold lately. I have some Lauer hems in cashes and some breeding stock. I have two 8 ft pvc water lines with nipples.anyone have any suggestions on keeping them thawed

If they are horizontal nipples, you could rig a circulating hated water system thru the pipes.

If they are vertical nipples, I wouldn't bother....get a different setup for winters.

 

 

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Show me a link to a 'push in style nipple'...I am http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/ProductDisplay?productId=17664
you drill a hole and push it straight in

That's vertical nipple.....much more likely to freeze than the horizontal ones, especially with a heated water vessel.

 

Do some reading here http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/843040/vertical-gravity-vs-horizontal-spring-loaded-watering-nipples


Edited by aart - 1/7/15 at 12:51pm

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
post #55 of 57

Got my bucket out, and put in the pump a couple days ago.  At the end of last year I put a birdbath deicer in the bucket instead of the aquarium heater, it seemed tor work fine, but I don't remember how cold it got after that. I figure the water doesn't need to be "warm" just unfrozen, so this may save some money on heating the water.  I'll let you all know how it goes.  I do like the reflectex insulation, did the chickens leave it alone?  or did they pick it apart?


Edited by Cluckies - 10/28/15 at 10:48am

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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post #56 of 57
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Got my bucket out, and put in the pump, at the end of last year I put a birdbath deicer in the bucket instead of the aquarium heater, it seemed tor work fine, but I don't remember how cold it got after that. I figure the water doesn't need to be "warm" just unfrozen, so this may save some money on heating the water.  I'll let you all know how it goes.  I do like the reflectex insulation, did the chickens leave it alone?  or did they pick it apart?

They pecked at it some, multiple broken bubbles, but didn't destroy it.

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."

Reply

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."

Reply
post #57 of 57
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Originally Posted by Cluckies View Post
 

Got my bucket out, and put in the pump a couple days ago.  At the end of last year I put a birdbath deicer in the bucket instead of the aquarium heater, it seemed tor work fine, but I don't remember how cold it got after that. I figure the water doesn't need to be "warm" just unfrozen, so this may save some money on heating the water.  I'll let you all know how it goes.  I do like the reflectex insulation, did the chickens leave it alone?  or did they pick it apart?

 

I've had the same experience as @aart using the Reflectix insulation. They've pecked at it some, but over all it still is functional. I know one guy who totally nixed the pecking issue by taking a second bucket, cut out the bottom, cut a slit up the side and taped this sleeve over the insulated bucket. I've not tried this, but so far haven't found the need to.

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