nipples installed

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by myfarm4579, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just installed my h/nipples. Hope the girls get enough water.they seemed to figure it out pretty quickly. A whole 80degrees here in northern michigan:)
     
  2. hxgumdrop

    hxgumdrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my dad to install these a few weeks ago its been working perfectly is so much easier to keep the water clean with the lid just placed ontop of the bucket as I found if the lid is shut tight it makes it harder for them to get the water out. Such a brilliant idea wish I had found out about them before I had bought 3 waterers!
     
  3. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am amazed how quickly the chickens learned how to use the h/nipples. I swear less than 15min. Very smart critters indeed. A lot smarter than some people I know.lol:)
     
  4. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds great. I was thinking about trying them. Now, what about winter, do they freeze?
     
  5. hxgumdrop

    hxgumdrop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are so clever! have you taught yours any tricks? one of mine will get on my lap and jump when asked! all 8 of them come when i call them which is pretty handy!
    Not sure if they freeze iv only had mine in a couple weeks or months and the weather has been lovely or thunder storms but no snow or ice as of yet but I cant see them having any problems
     
  6. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As far as I know if temps below freezing need a small heater in the bucket but nipples do not freeze. Not sure bout the vertical nipples though.
     
  7. myfarm4579

    myfarm4579 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No tricks yet.lol. but do come a running when I holler for them with a handful of cracked corn:)
     

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