well, I just found the water nipples online. what a great idea. So, I showed wifey and she ordered them for me. She got them off Ebay and of course they are the chinese models. It seems that they are leaking onto my coops floor causing a wet mess. I'm not talking about them leaking around the edges, I mean they re leaking at the ends where the water is supposed to come out. I really want to use the nipples because i already made the heated 5 gallon bucket ( two buckets and some heat tape method) and it gets super cold up here in the western Md. mountains. But this leaking business has to get resolved. I did a search here but no one has really discussed the quality issues with the various manufacturers of these nipples. To be honest they all look to be made exactly the same. Are the chinese ones more prone to leakage or is that just something everyone lives with?