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How Many Watering Stations (nipple type) from a 5 Gallon Bucket?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sierranomad, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. sierranomad

    sierranomad Chirping

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    I'm going to have my 5 gallon bucket outside of the run, and use pvc pipe to bring it into the run and coop.

    Not sure how many watering stations I want total, but at least the 2 mentioned above (the questions of how many total I've asked in another thread).

    The question here though is: How many watering stations (not how many nipples, but stations i.e. I will have one pipe running to the coop, at least one into the run) can you have connected to a 5 gallon bucket before water pressure is too low for it to come out of the water nipples? Is this even a concern?

    Thank you,
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2015
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

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    As long as there is enough gravity for the water to flow it should be ok. Lower pressure is better than higher for nipples.

    Not sure what you mean by stations though.
     
  3. sierranomad

    sierranomad Chirping

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    OK, thanks. Station, or location.
     

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