Ordered some horizontal water nipples.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by codewarrior65, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. codewarrior65

    codewarrior65 In the Brooder

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    After a lot of research, I decided to go with the horizontal water nipples. I found a couple threads on this in this forum. How many of you are using them and how do you like/dislike them?
     
  2. Alexander2000

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    :idunnoI mean,I would not recommend it but you can always try.
     
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  3. Alexander2000

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    If they find out it’s water I recommend it if they don’t just use a normal water bowl.
     
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    I tried the vertical a few years back and they were terrible. Some had luck with them but I didn't. I am interested in something that won't freeze during the winter months.
     
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  5. Alexander2000

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    Hmm.
     
  6. codewarrior65

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    I agree. I am intending on training my chicks that are now about two weeks old. Some say they will not be strong enough to trip the metal valve. I will share my findings.
     
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  7. Alexander2000

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    Well ima do some research.
     
  8. Alexander2000

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    Good news/badnews.
     
  9. QuirkyGoddess

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    I use the "other" water nipples, but struggle hanging 5 gallons (50 lbs!) for my chicks. I have been considering horizontal nipples also. So I'll be watching to see how it goes for you!
    BTW I've tried supporting from the bottom but so far stands i have built are rickety and more dangerous than hanging from chains.
    I fear the water bucket crushing my chickens.
    AND...i hear the horizonal 'cup' attatchment needs to be wiped out periodically. ANOTHER thing to clean? No thank you!
    I add 1TB apple cider vinegar for each gallon water for their health and no rust.
     
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  10. PachecoPeeps

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    I’ve been using them for four years and haven’t really had any problems. The chickens all learned how to use them real quick. It doesn’t get that cold where I live and I’m the summer I do put out buckets of cool water for them though because it’s easier to drink from.
     

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