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Nipple waterer question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flowerchild59, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

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  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I prefer the poly/stainless threaded ones. Poly/Stainless Steel 360 Degree Nipple
     
  3. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Songster

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    OK, one more question. Are the red drip catchers really necessary or really good to keep litter dry.
     
  4. Neil Grassbaugh

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    Quote:The least expensive plastic and the all stainless steel ones they offer have a loose pin and are somewhat problamatic in backyard conditions.

    The push-in and one piece threaded are the most useful.

    If you would like more information that is availabe from QC Supply send me your e mail address and I will forward it to you.
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick 8 Years

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    I use the push in style with the grommets and have never needed a drip cup. No mess at all!
     
  6. Neil Grassbaugh

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    Quote:Drip catchers were designed for broiler breeder hens who are very agressive toward a nipple drinker and cause dripping.
    In a backyard situation only VERY HIGH pressure on the nipple dirinker will necesitate a drip cup.
     
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