chicken nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by harri, May 6, 2011.

  1. harri

    harri Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    Rhode Island
    ordered mine from e-bay today. They should be here in 4-5 days.
    I think i have the rest of the supplies to make a 5 gal gravity waterer.
    Planning on using a 5 gal pail, with a run of pex supply tubing feeding a 2" pvc pipe with 5 nipples.
    Will this work ok for 12 girls?
    I got 10 nipples, but i plan on putting 5 in the coop, keeping the others for repairs, or should i put an extension in the run also?
    Any tips on building this system?
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    According to where I bought mine, it was 1 nipple per 5-6 birds. I've seen 2-3 birds at the waterer taking turns. GL

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