Chicken nipples leaking

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by keeptrying, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. keeptrying

    keeptrying New Egg

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    I'm using the stainless steel high- flow nipple from farm tech, and the chickens push the stem up out of the throat, thus they leak until the bucket is empty. Anyone else having or had this problem?[​IMG]
     
  2. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    I have no advice here, but I have to say your Title made me Giggle [​IMG]
     
  3. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too, I would go to a hardware store with the nipple and ask them if they have any rubber O rings that could fit. Or you can try plumber's tape.
     
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    halmar Out Of The Brooder

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    The imagery that the post title brought was priceless!!
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    LACTATING CHICKENS?! [​IMG]
     
  6. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now selling Chicken Milk.Or for an alternative to milk ---Silk (Silkie Milk)
     
  7. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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  8. keeptrying

    keeptrying New Egg

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    Heck I have a hard enough time trying to get eggs out of them let alone some cream of chicken.
    "break an egg", I thought of the same thing, however was thinking they might peck the o-ring off and eat it. What i finally did, was hammer the end of the pin until it spread out enough not letting the shaft push out. I'm thinking it may fail if the rough edges of the pin from smashing it, catches on the throat and sticks. We'll see.
    How does the threaded plastic nipple work for some of you.
     
  9. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have never used them, I just like fixing things. I've seen alot of people use the push in type because of leaking.
     
  10. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickens with nipples/teats? A hybrid? I want one. "Time for me to milk my chickens?" null. Fail. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    For the "nipple waterers" I use a 9/16 socket and wrench to tighten them on the plastic jugs.They stay pretty secure and dont wiggle off.
     

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