Greetings from Northern California

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 5150Chickenlady, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. 5150Chickenlady

    5150Chickenlady Hatching

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    Now that we are retired, Im starting back into Chickens! How I've missed them! Our flock of Heritage Chicks are 3 weeks old today. Hubby is building the Chicken Nipple Water system. Does anyone know how high off the ground they are supposed to be? Thanks!!
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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  3. FrankA

    FrankA In the Brooder

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    Welcome! I've always wanted to visit northern California!
     
  4. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop

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  5. PaulRaye

    PaulRaye In the Brooder

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    I just put mine in this weekend. I installed them so the nipples are 18 inches off the ground, it seems high but where I've read they should be. I also suppose the breed of chicken might effect the height as well. I have my first chickens showing up next weekend and they will only be 5 weeks old so I figure I'll use some bricks to raise "the level of the ground" until they are full grown.

    Again I don't actually have chickens yet so I can't fully verify that 18 inches is correct, its just what I did.

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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I've never used nipple waterers so I'm not much help.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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