Now that I have your attention... Twelve 4-week old chicks, coop almost ready, planning to get them out there (with supplemental heat) next weekend, and not a moment too soon. Never again will I brood in the house. ANYWAY. I would like to create a nipple watering system, preferably one where the water is topped up from outside the coop. I love the idea of nipple waterers (cold winters notwithstanding...I'll figure that out later), but have read much here about screw in nipples that leak. That sounds very frustrating. In searching ebay for nipples this morning, I came across a design I hadn't seen before (and I've been practically living on this site for the last 6 weeks). The nipple wraps around a pre-drilled hose, which I would feed through a small hole in the coop wall, and attach to the bottom of an elevated 5-gallon bucket inside the barn but outside the coop. I'm attaching a picture. What do you think? Anyone have any experience with this design? It looks great, in theory, and, honestly, the little drip catcher is just too much. Anyone?