1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by worms7, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. worms7

    worms7 Songster

    447
    8
    116
    May 22, 2015
    england
    If I want to make a hanging bucket
    Nipple drinker what nipples do I buy screw in or push in
    Cheers
     

  2. chickenpoop77

    chickenpoop77 In the Brooder

    25
    0
    32
    Nov 18, 2015
    I just asked for poultry nipples at the feed store. They only had one option but they were threaded. So we screwed them in and glued in to the bucket.
     
  3. worms7

    worms7 Songster

    447
    8
    116
    May 22, 2015
    england
    Any more advice please
    Cheers
     
  4. I'm not familiar with push in? We purchased screw in and are very happy with them. We used a 5 gallon bucket with a lid, drilled a hole (smaller than the screw), and screwed them right in!
    We learned two lessons:
    1. Don't screw them in too tight or they will leak.
    2. Drill a couple of holes at the top of the bucket because with a sealed lid it will create a vacuum as the chickens drink and then after a bit the water won't come out!
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by