Horizontal nipple waterer

slingshotandLAR

Songster
6 Years
May 24, 2013
406
78
101
I decided to make a nipple waterer for my chicken coop it's super easy and works fantastic...

I used a 3 gallon pickle bucket, our grocery store in town throws them out so I got 5 for free

The nipples I got from eBay 10 for 20 bucks

All you do is mark out the bucket, I used a square to measure up from the bottom of the bucket to make sure they are all at the same height

I used a 3/8 drill bit to drill the holes, go slow so you don't make the holes too big



The nipples thread in to the holes pretty tight, needed pliers to get them flush. I calked them on the inside after just to make sure they don't leak



Last step is drill a small hole in the lid so it doesn't air lock and that's it all done



Within 10 minutes of putting it in the coop the birds had it figured out, when I first put in i held down one of the nipples so they could see the water dripping out that was all it took they understood

I only have to water them once every 5 or 6 days now and they always have clean water




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pawtraitart

Songster
12 Years
May 30, 2007
1,726
257
241
Idaho
Awesome! I'm always happy to see people using these for their birds. My birds really like this type of drinker and I like not dealing with messy waterers anymore.
 

slingshotandLAR

Songster
6 Years
May 24, 2013
406
78
101
Awesome! I'm always happy to see people using these for their birds. My birds really like this type of drinker and I like not dealing with messy waterers anymore.
It's impossible for them to spill it or soil it I made another one for my turkeys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

usedhobarts

Songster
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
108
29
109
Hi, I'm new to chickens and am getting my coop and run ready. I am also using the chicken nipples for watering but am using a PVC PIPE setup that allows me to add water without entering the coop when needed. These nipple will be on the bottom and in line on 3" pipe. My question would be is what is the best height of the floor to the nipples for chickens to access them. My chickens are Rhode Island reds. Thanks
 

chad-o

Chirping
6 Years
Nov 4, 2013
365
36
93
Hi, I'm new to chickens and am getting my coop and run ready. I am also using the chicken nipples for watering but am using a PVC PIPE setup that allows me to add water without entering the coop when needed. These nipple will be on the bottom and in line on 3" pipe. My question would be is what is the best height of the floor to the nipples for chickens to access them. My chickens are Rhode Island reds. Thanks
Sounds like you are thinking vertical nipples. If you haven't already bought them horizontal nipples don't leak. Here is a link consider these. If you have them already they need to be set so the birds have to stretch up to peck them.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321376245566?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
 

chad-o

Chirping
6 Years
Nov 4, 2013
365
36
93
So do you set the bucket on a block so they can reach it? I'm a newbie.
You have the option to sit in on the block or hang it whatever works best for you. They just need to be roughly at a eye level.
 

MadAngler

Songster
5 Years
Apr 14, 2014
85
26
104
My Coop
My Coop
Here is a sot of my horizontal nipple waterer:

The top bucket is the waterer. The bottom bucks just lifts it up to about eye level.

My chickens figured it out within about an hour. I just took the old poopy waterer out and they figured it out.
 
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