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Plastic Waterer Nipples vs Stainless Steel Waterer Nipples???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by craftymama86, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Songster

    I know chickens are attracted to red and would be a pro for the plastic waterer nipples but are there benefits to having the stainless steel waterer nipples? Does anyone use the stainless steel? We need to get these soon but I wanted to see which would be better. From what I've seen the stainless steel waterer nipples are cheaper which don't make sense to me. Anyways, I would REALLY appreciate some answers. Thank you. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010

  2. Neil Grassbaugh

    Neil Grassbaugh Songster

    Sep 1, 2008
    I do not know where you found the all SS nipple drinkers cheaper than SS/Plastic ones but this certainly is not typical.
    The SS ones are two or three pieces and can become seperated and lost. They work best in square pipe which is not readily available. Too many varibles that do not contribute any5hing useful.
    I do not even offer them to backyard poultry people.
  3. jmagill

    jmagill Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Western Wyoming
    I agree, the stainless steel have pieces that fall out easily when cleaning.
  4. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Songster

    Mar 18, 2010
    South Carolina
    Hi Neil , your pm box is full need more info. on your water nipples . thanks
  5. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Songster

    Thank you so much for the info. I'll let my hubby know. I don't remember what sites I found those nipples. All the plastic ones though have been over $2 and the SS ones I found were like $1.85. I've seen that some on here have bought their plastic ones for less than $2 but I don't know where they found them for that little. I just thought of something else, how many waterer nipples should one have? Like 1 for every _ chickens? We still don't know yet how many RIRs we're getting.
  6. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    Quote:Neil (from a couple of posts above) can set you up with the nipples and give good advice for using them, too. Send him a pm being as he may not be keeping up with this thread.

    Best wishes,
  7. craftymama86

    craftymama86 Songster

    Quote:Thanks Ed, I'll be sure to send him a pm. [​IMG]

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