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Do the nipples have to go on the bottom of the bucket?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by porkchop48, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do the nipple have to go on the bottom of the bucket or can they go on the side towards the bottom?



    For about 20 chickens how many 5 gal buckets would I need?
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I always put them on the bottom. I have one bucket per coop, three nipples on the bottom, for about 15 chickens each. I am not an expert, but seems to work ok. [​IMG]
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Do the nipple have to go on the bottom of the bucket or can they go on the side towards the bottom?

    They have to be vertical to work properly​
     
  4. porkchop48

    porkchop48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both...

    Bottom it is.
     
  5. 1stflock

    1stflock New Egg

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    Where do you get the nipples from
     
  6. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I got mine from Neil Grassbaugh on this site. He has great cs.
     
  7. prbnewyork

    prbnewyork New Egg

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    we had our nipples on the sides of our buckets, and they seemed to work fine. we also had the different kinds of chickens, in different pens, so we took pepsi bottles, and put the nipple in the cap. it made the job of giving the chickens water, a whole lot easier. hope this helped.
    thanks,
    paige.
     

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