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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Marilyn104, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Marilyn104

    Marilyn104 New Egg

    Nov 3, 2015
    Hi ~ I'm Marilyn and new to BYC and I'm excited to have found you! Me and my 4 year old grandson will be taking care of the chickens here in Vallejo, CA. I had chickens a few years ago and my area wasn't setup to where it was easy to water and feed them so after about 2 years I gave them to a school that had a little farm. But we are more educated now and ready to go! I have 15 little chicks that are now about a week old. I am setting up the coop to be easier for us to manage, NO MORE MUD! Bringing in gravel and sand to cover the outside run. I want to setup an auto watering system and it will be a direct line to water source but I don't know if I should use the nipples or the cups. Anyone have a preference?
  2. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and a warm welcome to BYC! I use nipples, but i have no experience with cups, so I'll leave a more educated response from other members that have used both.

    All the best

  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

    Hello Marilyn!
    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Hi Marilyn , very nice to meet you. Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    I do not have an automatic watering system so I can not share a preference. I just wanted to say 'hi'. [​IMG]

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