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. JMPE

    JMPE Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here
     

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