Are poutry watering nipples different?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chemguy, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi All,

    I was at a feed store recently and saw a couple of different types of watering nipples. I almost jumped and bought them, until I realized that they were shelved with supplies for pigs and goats. They were stainless steel, and there was a steel 'stop' behind the lever that an animal would push to get water. The packaging was not labelled in a way that would help me know their intended use. They also seemed to take a bit of pressure to work, maybe more than would be good for a chicken. Is there more than one type of nipple system out there, or can any watering nipple be used with chicks?
     
  2. ChickenAl

    ChickenAl Diagnosis...Chicken-Headed

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    I've only seen the one chicken nipple type and it only requires a small peck to get water from them. Might be other types, though.
     
  3. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poultry nipples are very purpose specific, as are hog nipples. For chickens use the chicken nipples only.

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