Nipple wateres

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chickiebabyfluff, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Is there a picture or website or video showing how to install the nipples to a 5 gallon bucket?
     
  2. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know of any walkthroughs but it is fairly basic - You can drill holes in the bottom and screw them in.

    If you are looking for something pre-assembled, you can buy them from www.beaktime.com

    If you have any specific questions, PM me and I can explain any part of the process.
     
  3. philintheblank

    philintheblank Out Of The Brooder

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  4. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:thank you so much!!! For sharing this !! Ive been waiting with drill in hand lol
     
  5. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The drill hole in mine was 11/16". I used the FarmTek screw-in type with thread seal tape.
     
  6. Backyard Farm

    Backyard Farm Certified Personal Chicken Attendant

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    I am using the nipple waters at the end of plastic tubing ...work great except for a little water dripping mess.

    Have heard about the only problem is getting the hole too big by not drilling at exactly a 90 degree angle into the bucket.
     
  7. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    ty guys gonna give this a try
     
  8. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the kind that you just screw in. I wrapped the threads with silicon tape and then put a bead of silicon bathroom caulk over that. You can screw them in using a nut driver which makes them nice and tight. I put a few pictures here. Mine haven't leaked; there is a little moisture underneath from where chickens sometimes miss a drop, but that's easy to clean up - easier than cleaning up the other waterers!
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