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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chicken guy, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. chicken guy

    chicken guy In the Brooder

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    i want to make a home made waterer but i cant get any of those screw in nipples is thier something else that works just as good
     

  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

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    i don't know if this really helps but if you click on the coup tab there is a section with homemade feeders and waterers
     
  3. marbekschicks

    marbekschicks In the Brooder

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    Is there a reason why you can't get the screw in nipples?
     
  4. chicken guy

    chicken guy In the Brooder

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    becase it would be a harder to get them insted of makeing something like it
     
  5. chfite

    chfite Songster

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    It seems to me that it would be a challenge to make a water nipple for less than the cost of buying one.
     
  6. chicken guy

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    it is retared that 1 kit cost $15 and i just dont want to mess with that stuff[​IMG]
     
  7. chicken guy

    chicken guy In the Brooder

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    also 1 nipple for 15 dollars *** that is bull i rather make a huge system insted
     

  8. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Songster

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    You need to shop around. I have great success with the "push in" type. Much easier then the screw ins, personally. Just drill a 3/8" hole in PVC and push in the grommet then the nipple. Never leaked for me. Although I ripped the grommet because I drilled to small a hole.

    http://www.qcsupply.com/420011-push-in-style-nipple.html

    $1.28 each, order a few, helps to offset shipping. Stay away from kits and premade stuff. These are to easy to use.
    Good luck
     
  9. marbekschicks

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