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Water nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Demidog, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Demidog

    Demidog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2014
    I want to make a DIY enclosed water bucket with water nipples to keep the water from getting mucky. I'm looking for advice on which is the best water nipple to buy? I was previously using a water bottle for rabbits, the one with a wee ball in the nipple, when my chicks were younger, but it just leaked everywhere emptying the whole bottle of water into the brooder so i was not impressed. I'm now using an upturned container in a dish, but they poo in it and get it all dirty and i don't like this method either. Is there a nipple for chickens that doesn't leak? I was looking at these ones on amazon but there is no reviews - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cozyswan®-A...8428732&sr=8-3&keywords=chicken+water+nipples These are my first chickens so i'v no previous experience. But the nipples seem relatively cheap so i am prepared to pay a bit more to get the best quality ones that don't leak. Suggestions?
  2. deathfromabove

    deathfromabove Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 8, 2014
    I don't know about those nipples but a use horizontal nipples works better and will not freeze. I had the vertical nipples but the chickens had water running down it and them. I made the switch, much neater hardly any water spillage.
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon
  4. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2007
    The best price for the horizontal nipples: http://allboutchickens.com

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