How high off the ground should nipple waterer be?

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

  1. ZaneyMama

    ZaneyMama Songster

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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. JMPE

    JMPE Songster

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    I have mine 18" off the ground. Just high enough that they have to tilt their heads up to reach the nipple and tap it.
     
  3. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chirping

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    Same here
     

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