Hello, I haven't gotten my chickies yet. But I have a couple of questions. What is the difference between chicken nipples and a water bottle for like a guinea pig? I was just thinking that the water bottle would be easier to clean and install. Also, is it good enough to provide veggies in the chicken run and then just feed the chickens feed once per day? I'm just thinking about not wanting other critters to take up residence because there is extra food around. And then maybe in the winter keep the feed in the coop all the time. Our winters are pretty cold so I don't think mice would be scurrying as much then. Any thoughts?