Nipple Waterer Info

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Neil Grassbaugh, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Songster

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    Go here for information on nipple waterers-

    http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23146070

    Please excuse the technology I have used to present this. The IT nerds at work have been very busy and have not been able to help me much with this. I did this over the weekend with the technology I understand. You can see how digitally challlenged I am.

    Hopefully the geeks will be embarased by my efforts and redo it correctly. Yeah. Just as soon as they get tired of playing video games on the clock.

    Since I know who manufactures these products I will be able to supply them to backyard chicken people at aobut the same prices but the shipping will be far more considerate.
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    yeah, that website needs some work.

    Someday I'll set up a nipple system.
     
  3. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    hmmm . . . why am I not surprised that the people referred to as nerds and geeks are too busy to help?
    I got my water nipples from Tek Supply, they're working great!
     
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  4. Neil Grassbaugh

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    Quote:The ones that I found are from the same suppler as TekSupply.

    I am working on showing prospective users some different ways of making nipple drinkers more useful.
     
  5. Penturner

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    Just a thought but for a brooder or indoor use I was thinking place these nipples over a shallow pan. Like a cookie sheet, would help reduce any drip problems. It would at least help keep water from going very far anyway. The water column info is interesting because I have seen these used in a set up that ran up hill to a 55 gal drum. The builder claimed it has been working just fine for quite a while. At least 6 months. But read the pressure thing and am wondering just how much flow he gets with that. Chicken water / shower maybe?
    Anyway hope to hit you up for a half dozen or so. That way I can set up some different ideas inside and out. I don't think I will have 15 adult birds in total though. maybe a dozen at best. I wish we had these back when we had rabbits. 700 rabbits takes a lot of milk jugs to water.
     
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  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Made an industrial type watering system for the coop. 6 nipples cost me $12, and shipping was $11. Should have bought more.
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    There is a 5 gallon bucket that is the storage tank. I'll hook up a gutter to supply it with water later, and rig an overflow. I know, got sloppy with the glue. It'll hold.
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    The one for the brooder is similar, but there is no storage tank for that one other than as much water as 3 feet of horizontal and 3 feet of vertical 2" PVC can hold. It might hold a gallon.

    I'd be interested in a cheaper source for shipping.
     
  7. Neil Grassbaugh

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    Quote:When building one a flexible tube can be used so that the drinker line height can be adjusted. I will show you how to do it effectively, and inexpensively.

    Shipping - A few nipples: 1 small padded bag ($1.00?) and first class postage
    More than that a USPS Small Flat Rate Box: $4.95
     
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  8. enggass

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  9. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    I found the correct size of tubing and other attachments to make them adjustable as you are suggesting Neil, but had an issue with leaking at the connectors. Black plastic fitting barbed on one end, threaded on the other. Solved it with PVC cement.

    In the brooder I made an adjustable plate that allows the 2" PVC pipe to move up and down as needed. Between that and some 2x6 laid flat, I solved my elevation issue quickly with no drips. Once I need some more, I'll send you a PM, Probably only need 6-10.
     
  10. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Quote:You could do what I did, but keep the bucket inside. Being in Maine, you will likely have freezing issues in the winter, which means different water issues then. Freezing water and PVC don't do well. Heated coop or water heater would solve that.

    3 nipples serve 16 birds just fine. You could go with 2 or 3 and be well served.
     

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