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making a Nipple for the water jug

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by molinda, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. molinda

    molinda In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2014
    Sarasota Fl.
    inside jug [​IMG] flower holder with spool holder [​IMG] complete jug [​IMG]
    I had the "thread spool holder" from an old sewing machine top.
    (any metal shaft with a lip on it would do)
    The single stem flower plastic water holder -2.
    a bead.
    Gallon jug.

    The metal Spool holder had a groove in it, so I cut with an exacto knife a circle into the rubber stopper top of 1 single stem flower holder, and sliped it over it.
    Cut the point off the flower holder, just large enough to fit the Spool holder in it, added a bead that fit in it, then put its cap - rubber stopper back on.

    Filled that with water, n quickly put my finger over the Stopper on top; checking to see if it leaked. It did not; so I tapped the Spool holder and the Water dripped out. Success!

    Used the exacto knife an carefully cut the diameter of the Flower holder into the bottom corner of the Jug; waterproof silliconed around the hole and homemade nipple.

    Fill it, caped it tightly, to hang in the coop.

    (will add the pic's soon)
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2014

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