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Nipple Watering System Questions

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by loralei, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. loralei

    loralei Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    New Caney, Texas
    Hey y'all! I'm tired of shlepping water out to the coop and want to build a nipple watering system for my flock of 40.

    How many birds per nipple should I allow?

    I want to use pvc so I need the threaded type, right?

    What is the best source for nipples?

    I want to plumb it in so I just have to turn the water on. For those of you that have done this what advice do you have? I read something about a pressure reducer. Enlighten me please!

    Photos and design advice greatly appreciated!!!


  2. briteday

    briteday Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    There's a member Neil... that has water nipples for sale cheaper than Farmtek online, as Farmtek's shipping is outrageous. I can't remember Neil's entire member name but I'm sure you can find it. Be sure your holes drilled into the PVC are directly square to the pipe and clean...obviously the proper size which I'm sure Neil can enlighten you on! He will also know the amount of water pressure that you need to regulate to for his particular equipment.
  3. chicnchic

    chicnchic Songster

    May 1, 2010
    Quote:I didn't know about Neil, and ordered mine through FarmTek and simply asked them not to send a catalog, and put the nipples in an envelope and ship it to me Priority Mail to save shipping...and they did [​IMG]

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