Containers for nipple waters

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicks4fun2, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Chicks4fun2

    Chicks4fun2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I am trying to figure out if I can attach a single nipple waterer to the lid of a container similar to a soda bottle so I can quickly and Inexpensively switch out water?The container would need to be light in weight so my younger children could help with this chore.
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    You can install the nipple on the screw on top like this. Is that what you are looking for.
     
  3. Chicks4fun2

    Chicks4fun2 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes! That's exactly what I was thinking ... Did you have to puncture a hole in the top of your bottle to get the water to flow freely?and how is the bottle attached to the coop?
     
  4. I just drilled a hole then screwed in the nipple. I have used a rabbit water bottle holder to fasten to the hardware cloth (wire). Chickens seem to take to it pretty quick.
     
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  5. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All you need is a pin hole in the top so that the bottle doesn't form a vacuum. [​IMG]
     
  6. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not a fan of containers. They are a lot of maintenance and cleaning and take up a lot of space. I'd recommend cups or nipples.
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  7. If you install the nipple onto the bottle cap you can simply replace the 2 liter bottle when it gets old or dirty. Just simply screw the cap onto a new plastic bottle.

    I have also installed the nipples onto 2 & 5 gallon buckets. You have many options.
     
  8. jimmywalt

    jimmywalt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is one of the many I made last year that I used when my hens were little chicks. It works great.

    You can buy these for about $2 for 5 of them shipped free from China. It will take a couple weeks to get them but they work well!

    I had to drill a hole in the bottle lid just smaller than the chicken nipple. Make sure to make a small hole near the bottom of the bottle so that an air lock isn't formed. If so, the water won't come out the nipple.

    I used a coat hanger to hang it from the brooder.

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