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water nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by kardar2, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. kardar2

    kardar2 Songster

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    Hello,
    I am going to try water nipples. My worry is if it spring a leak and all the water runs out.question:

    How long has your water nipples lasted with out fail?
     
  2. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I've been using them for about a year - vertical nipples for the little chicks and horizontal nipples for the big girls. A year might not sound like long, and I'm sure others have used them even longer, but it's pretty impressive given sub-zero climate in winter (usually) and baking sun in the summer. I'm impressed with them.

    I think for me I'd rather take a chance on a nipple springing a leak and cleaning up just below it over cleaning up a entire section of a coop or run because a big traditional waterer got dumped over. And as I'm sure you've already discovered, cleaning a closed bucket once in while beats cleaning a fountain waterer a few times a day. [​IMG]
     
  3. kardar2

    kardar2 Songster

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    Yep aelge and poop in water is nasty and alway spilling it on my shoes. I live in CA so I don't have to worry to much from freezing.
     

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