Nipple Waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by agirly4chicks, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if these should be used for full grown hens and wanted to know your experience and opinions since I hate cleaning poop out of our current waterer.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    I haven't tried using the nipple waterers but I do use rabbit waterers for some of our birds and they had no problem figuring them out.

    Hope this helps!


    Dawn
     
  3. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I know on www.henspa.com they sell the coops with waterers in them and they are the nipple typ. So do you think a rabbit waterer would work?
     
  4. stephenkeener

    stephenkeener Out Of The Brooder

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    I've got a couple of friends that use them and like them. I plan to switch to some form I just haven't got all the details worked out. They use the type that are in commercial chicken houses. I'm interested in mounting nipples in a bucket or barrel so it is less prone to freeze in the winter and if it does the damage will be minimal. So maybe your ideas will help me also.
     

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