My wife's design for Watering system...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by SanctusPullus, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. SanctusPullus

    SanctusPullus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife designed a chicken-nipple system for the coop. No more muddy dirty water! Thanks 5Leepy! Here's the page with pics.




    Title changed by staff---not quite appropriate for our forum.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  2. spike844

    spike844 Out Of The Brooder

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    Very neat! [​IMG] I am thinking about installing this type of watering system in my coop.

    -Noah:cd
     
  3. CarolynF

    CarolynF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Job!
     
  4. Hnownr

    Hnownr Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow that's a great idea! [​IMG]
     
  5. TouchO'Lass

    TouchO'Lass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! I've been toying with a very similar idea once the coop is finished because I wanted to have one side in the coop and one in the adjacent run. [​IMG]
    Very glad to see it's working; I'll be a lot more confident putting it in. And the frozen milk jug idea ROCKS! Not as hot here in north central Wa, but we have our days!!

    Cudos to the wife! [​IMG] That looks like a very nice, clean job!!

    But just in case it hasn't already happened, be forewarned: PVC can be addicting! I've used it for cold frames, dog beds, motor home awnings, young tree shades, tool racks, camping tables... And with a can of spray paint for plastic, well, the possibilities are ENDless! [​IMG]

    Everytime DH sees me in the PVC section, he just groans, "NOW what are ya' building?" [​IMG]
    Again, Great job!! Thanks!
     
  6. SanctusPullus

    SanctusPullus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Believe it or not, I've seen an entire shed built of PVC... Thanks (from my wife also!).
     
  7. diggergal

    diggergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. Planning some type of nipple system for our coop. How did your chickens adapt to using the nipple system?
     
  8. SanctusPullus

    SanctusPullus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:"28 animals and we don't live on a fram" - [​IMG] You can do that on the eastern shore, wonderful place. Grew up in MD for the most part, great childhood, I miss the old Maryland alot.
     
  9. jtr

    jtr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would install one but it would freeze so bad here in the idaho mountains
     
  10. SanctusPullus

    SanctusPullus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They picked it up in minutes! And when we started the chicks on it, it was seconds, like they'd always used it. I think maybe the silver knob standing out from the red plastic makes them immediately curious.
     

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