Reliable Chicken water nipple source?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by R_Chickens, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been reading this site for a bit. My daughter's first 20 chickens are now in their new coop and we wanted to put in a watering system that would stay cleaner.

    We are using the deep litter method using pine shavings, which we like so far (about 4 weeks in the coop) and the shavings get in the water right now.

    We're wanting to use flexible braided PVC tubing and the nipples with the cup under the nipple to prevent drips on the bedding.

    I ordered 10 from a seller a few weeks ago on Ebay, cconly, but the seller never shipped. Long story short, some game with electronically assigning a tracking number but never shipping. At least Ebay Buyer Protection got a refund for me.

    So that puts us back in the market for these waterers [​IMG]

    Here's what we want

    1. Good price (lots of high shipping on these)
    2. 10 pieces
    3. Reasonable quality (we're not a big commercial poultry house, but we expect them to work and last a while without leaking)
    4. Reasonable shipping time. Faster is good, but we don't need them "tomorrow"
    5. I can go with rigid pvc, too, but thought the tubing would be easier

    IIRC, I read about a source on here but the thread was quite old and I think it was something like, "I have some extra..." that I'm sure is long gone.

    * Anyone have a favorite seller to share?

    BTW, my wife and I LOVE this site and have been reading and learning lots of stuff!

    After nearly getting burned, thought we'd ask for a source recommendation this time [​IMG]

    - JC
     
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  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the fast replies!

    BellevueOmlet- I didn't see the ones I am looking for. Maybe I didn't describe them well, so I'll try again.

    The ones we "think" we want are water nipples but have a drip cup suspended under each one. The chickens still use the nipple for water, not a cup to drink from.

    But, of course, we're open to opinions on reliability and winterizing. I don't know yet how we'll winterize any of the systems, except maybe heat tape on the trunk line (?)

    Sorry for all the noob Q's. This is for my 10 yr old daughter to manage. If we get things set up effectively, we'll likely go up to about 50 chickens within 6 months. The first 20 are about 15 or 16 weeks, so laying is just around the corner (hopefully!)

    Thanks for reading.

    - JC
     
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  6. R_Chickens

    R_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the link! Do these ones fit on a standard round pvc pipe, or does it require a square or special tubing?

    Some of the ones I've found are part of a "commercial" style system requiring a number of specialized parts. I'm looking for more of the DIY style. I'm handy, so no problem putting it together or building it, only need the watering nipples parts.

    - JC
     
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