Chicken Nipple Watering Question! Please HELP!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by peej, May 7, 2011.

  1. peej

    peej Out Of The Brooder

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    So I received my nipples in the mail today and added them to my 5gal gravity pvc waterer, I've seen them everywhere on this site!

    They work when I press on them and don't leak at all!

    I have 6 baby chicks and "showed" each one how to use it, but I'm not sure if they are actually using it, its only been 12 hours since I have installed it.

    I haven't caught any of them using it yet [​IMG]

    The question I have is: (I currently have them placed horizontal and they are about level with the birds) Should I have the nipples facing down (vertical) or horizontal like I have it now?

    I can't really find it anywhere so any help is greatly appreciated!

    I can take pics if you would like to see the set up!

    Thanks
    Preston
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2011
  2. delightfuld

    delightfuld New Egg

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    Great question. i was wondering that same thing.
     
  3. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have them facing down, or at least downhill at an angle. Chickens like to peck up when they drink as they are gravity drinkers, so it makes it much easier for them to swallow. [​IMG] Good luck, I love ours!
     
  4. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was a good question. I recently saw an ad for them and wondered how well they really worked. Think I'll get a couple. [​IMG]
     
  5. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they're AWESOME. Eventually the whole flock will be on them. It's a work in progress [​IMG]
     
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    face them down! they work like this:


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  7. mlward

    mlward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh, very neat. [​IMG] Do you attach them to your own containers? Or buy the ones that are sold with the nipples?
     
  8. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I buy the nipples and attach to my own containers. Little buckets for little chicks, 5 gallons for bigger chickens and I have a few stuck in the botton of gallon jugs that I move around where needed. [​IMG]
     
  9. peej

    peej Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thank you, I will be changing them to vertical today or at a down slope, more or less, I have them coming out of pvc so it seems to be okay, I will take a picture!
     
  10. bird_brain_scientist

    bird_brain_scientist Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did everyone buy their water nipples? I was only able to find $10 ones with an extra $10 shipping [​IMG]
     

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