How many drink cups?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tracyree, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. Tracyree

    Tracyree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about getting a drink cup waterer for my 7 chickens. How many cups do you need? Do they wait their turn or can two drink from a cup at the same time?
     
  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Drink cup waterer?????? [​IMG]
     
  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kuntrygirl,

    Drinkcups are for the water nipples.They "catch" the excess drips caused by a chicken drinking from the nipples.

    And yes, Tracyree, they do tend to hog drink cups.I have 6 water nipples with 6 drink cups for all my birds.There is no fight,nor a line of birds waiting for a drink at the pvc bar.
     
  4. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have & would you mind posting a pic of your set- up?
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have to wait til tomorrow.Im off 1/2 day.
     
  6. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Thank you for explaining that because I had no idea. I was thinking that the OP was going to use drink cups that humans drink out of. [​IMG]

    I'm VERY new to the water nipple systems and still afraid of it. [​IMG]
     
  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for explaining that because I had no idea. I was thinking that the OP was going to use drink cups that humans drink out of. [​IMG]

    I'm VERY new to the water nipple systems and still afraid of it. [​IMG]

    I was too, until I got the gumption to just built it.

    The water is automatic comming from a 55 gal pickle barrel,branches out to two pvc pipes (three nipples on each pipe). Wait til the pic tomorrow ok? [​IMG]
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Quote:Thank you for explaining that because I had no idea. I was thinking that the OP was going to use drink cups that humans drink out of. [​IMG]

    I'm VERY new to the water nipple systems and still afraid of it. [​IMG]

    I was too, until I got the gumption to just built it.

    The water is automatic comming from a 55 gal pickle barrel,branches out to two pvc pipes (three nipples on each pipe). Wait til the pic tomorrow ok? [​IMG]

    Ok, I will wait and see. You have never steered me wrong before. You're always right on the money with everything you tell me, so I will wait on you to convince me. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I will be waiting............

    [​IMG]
     
  9. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 cup is good for up to 5 chickens so 7 chickens should have at least 2 cups.
     
  10. jfoley

    jfoley Out Of The Brooder

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    go to my site. you will see my nipple cup set up.
     

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