nipple waterers for chicks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by okiemamachick, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there I made my chick's a nipple waterer I'm familiar with them and have them for my grown hens outside (a 5 gallon bucket with 4 nipples) I made the chick version using vitamin water bottles with the hole drilled I'm the lid and the nipple screwed in. I can't seem to get water to come out like not nearly as much as what comes out of the bigger version. I KNOW it isn't enough for the chick's I have to tap it like 10 times for one or two drops. What gives?
     
  2. VTHokieAg

    VTHokieAg Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have an air vent?
     
  3. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No the you tube video I watched didn't say to do one. I wondered if that was the problem! So it does need one?
     
  4. DanEP

    DanEP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it needs a hole, it doesn't need a big hole but does need one.
     
  5. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went ahead and cut one yesterday to see if it helped it woorked its perfect thanks guys! It seems like a pretty important step to leave out of a YouTube video dedicated on how to make a bottle style nipple waterer for chicks lol
     

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