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water nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ehavens, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. ehavens

    ehavens New Egg

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    we started with a all seasons poultry fountain hpf-100. It didn't take long to hate it..the poor filling method and even worse twist lock system that doesn't work. During winter we have to fill it in the house and carry it out to the coup, It tends to come apart and spill water everywhere and soak the inside of our run. You cant be too careful and you still have the cord to deal with. We ordered the horizontal nipples from amazon (allboutchickens). We got them in just a couple of days and installed them in a bucket with lid. They installed easy and didn't leak a drop. I did use a sealant but it probably wasn't needed. Put it in the chicken coup and put a dab of yogurt on a couple of nips. Within minutes they lady's were drinking away without the ugly mess and wet pen. We hope the suppler will exchange the water fountain for a bucket heater. problem solved. cluck cluck
     

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