chicken waterer nipples 5 for $3.90 a good deal?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by OC closet chicken fan, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was contemplating a good way to keep waste down and keep chickens quenched and kept away from getting nipples in a few months now because i thought they were too expensive... then this morning i came across these...
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Chicken-D...30739?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27befc4e

    5 for $3.90...free shipping... i just ordered some...my first nipples purchase... now wondering if they are worth it? do they work as advertised?
     
  2. katschicks11

    katschicks11 Out Of The Brooder

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    It sounded good to me I bought the same ones yesterday [​IMG] to try them. Hope the girls will use them.
     
  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If they work and Do Not Leak its a good Buy...cva34
     
  4. yomama

    yomama Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If they work and Do Not Leak its a good Buy...cva34

    x2. I use them and love them, provided you install them correctly. I had one that wasn't quite snug enough, and it did leak. I used silicone calking to seal it better, which I have done with another one, but my girls decided to pick at it this time. I just need to make it more snug next time. BTW, very good deal from what I've seen. (and paid [​IMG])
     
  5. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sweeeet... thanks yall

    and now the wait... maybe i should get a tap and dye set too.... to thread the bucket so the nipple can be more snug.....
     
  6. Tofer76

    Tofer76 Out Of The Brooder

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    i use these exact ones and like them as you can take them apart to clean them (just dont drop the parts) i unscrew them over a bucket so the parts fall into it

    i have 3 in the bottom of 5 gal buckets and use a tank deicer in winter to keep it thawed out
     
  7. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    What do y'all use to hang the buckets?
     
  8. Tofer76

    Tofer76 Out Of The Brooder

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    i currently use a sheppards hook but as the weight of the water deforms the bucket and pulls out the handles i am making a hanger out of plywood that the bucket will hang from the reenforcing rim (picture a 14x14 square with a 11.5 diameter hole in it for the bucket to sit in)
    you either hinge one side and attach the other w a chain or use 3 or 4 2x2 for legs cut to your height
     
  9. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:See my page. We hang them with wire a carabiner for the bucket and a screw in hook at the ceiling. we found rope stretches over time and has to be constantly readjusted. Kind of a pain in the tail feathers...
     
  10. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    item's been shipped... i got a tracking number and everything... ... ... maybe ill post some pictures of my waterer setup.... [​IMG]

    happy halloween yall
     

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