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Can anyone give me a link to a place I can get the horizontal nipples?

Allboutchickens.com will have them available for direct online sales soon. They have the best price. Their page isn't done yet, though. For now, you can get them on eBay. Here are two links: 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Side-mounted-Spring-loaded-Chicken-Small-Animal-Water-Drinker-10-Pack-/181130143826?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a2c32a852

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-HORIZONTAL-POULTRY-CHICKEN-WATERING-NIPPLES-/221392072054?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338bfeed76

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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by GAchickennewbie View Post

As a fishkeeper and the victim of a few failed heaters, may I recommend getting a heater that is submersible?  As far as the hobby of fishkeeping has come, all heaters can't be submersed under water.

I would recommend a heater for a small fish tank.  They are metal, don't have a tendency to overheat or fail, and are reasonably priced.

Oh yes, I did fail to specify that the fish tank heater I was speaking of is submersible. I've only see the submersible ones advertised as "unbreakable". One like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Aquatop-Aquarium-Submersible-Heater-150-Watt/dp/B006MMJ8EE/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
post #13 of 18

I also know, from personal experience, the "tetra mini" heaters they sell at Petsmart (site is down so I can't get a link) are submersible.  I keep them in my betta tanks (5 gallons each).

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post #15 of 18

If you need less than 5, PM All'Bout Chickens here on BYC. You can get two horizontal nipples for 4.99 including shipping. 

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All'Bout Chickens's webpage is now live. http://allboutchickens.com

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post #17 of 18

I just unscrew the individual nipple so they leak a wee bit, just enough to drip once every few seconds.  Do this for a day or two with their other waterer taken away and they figure it out real quick.  Then just screw the nipples in all the way once they've got it. 

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I just unscrew the individual nipple so they leak a wee bit, just enough to drip once every few seconds.  Do this for a day or two with their other waterer taken away and they figure it out real quick.  Then just screw the nipples in all the way once they've got it. 

 

What a brilliant idea!! You could market this as "training mode" :)

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