How high off the ground should nipple waterer be?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ZaneyMama, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just made a waterer out of a 5-gallon bucket with 2 push-in nipples in the bottom of it.

    How high should the nipples be off the ground for standard-sized adult chickens?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dingleberry

    Dingleberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    as high as their heads stretched up. (PS where did you find the nipples?)
     
  3. slewis

    slewis Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought mine from farmtec... the shipping is riduculous.... but the nipples are GREAT!
     
  4. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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