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. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless 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!

    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 LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. 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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