Chicken Nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jdeoliveira74, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where is the best place to get chicken nipples from and how high will they need to be set up for ease of drinking. I plan to set up a gravity fed watering system with and auto fill for tank on less thing to worry about.

    Thanks
    Jon
     
  2. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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    I like QC Supply, they are quick, friendly and the quality of the nipples is excellent. They have both the push in type and the screw in type. When I buy them 10 at a time they end up being about $1.90 each with shipping. You can find them cheaper on ebay, but the quality is hit and miss.

    The nipples should be installed relative to your chickens' heights. Ideally, they should tip their heads up about 45-50 degrees to reach the nipple. For a growing flock, make them adjustable. For a flock with different sizes and ages you can put a brick or block under a nipple so that smaller birds can reach them.
     
  3. LadyBclucky

    LadyBclucky Out Of The Brooder

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    Ditto to everything Gallo said,
    and to add- You are going to be so happy you put the nipples in there. My girls adjusted to it so quick and easy. The water is always clean. My only regret is I didnt' do it sooner!
     
  4. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for info!!
     
  5. unkadan

    unkadan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Imma Okie

    Imma Okie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally misled by the title.
     
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    ipie68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks
     
  9. PuffyChick

    PuffyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my I am sooo glad I found this befor setting off on a water container nightmare!

    This is FAB!

    I hope my chicks will like it as much as I do.
     
  10. Random Bantam

    Random Bantam Out Of The Brooder

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    We need to build a larger coop, and I plan on getting a gravity fed system!
     

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