Watering cups with or without brackets???????

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Slongest, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im looking into getting the watering cups that attach to pvc and my question is will they work and last long enough to get my moneys worth out of them just attaching them to pvc without the extra pvc bracket that attaches to 1/2" pvc because i already have alot of 3/4" leftover from improvements here on the farm? Im handy and can really get a good seal on them just wondering if they are poorly made?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    If you are talking about these
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...=TGoaUffSJqKyyAHjpoDIDg&ved=0CEsQ9QEwBQ&dur=1
    You'll definitely get your use out of them. I love them much more than nipple waterers.
    I've had them a couple years and they even survive winter freezing. I use clear plastic tubing rather than pvc which doesn't handle being frozen.
    What's great is you can twist them off whenever they need cleaning without any water leak.
     
  3. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! Great thats what ive been hearing everyone loves them.. so you have them screwed straight into the tubing?
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    actually I have the brackets and screw those into the wall. All mine are inside the coops.
     
  5. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry i meant the cups I too plan to have the whole water system in the coop but how do you have the cups attached to the tube or water line? you dont have a plastic attachment that punctures a whole in the tube then the cup screws into that plastic piece?
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    Give me a minute and I'll see if I have pics I can post.
    Here they are.

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  7. Slongest

    Slongest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you that helps alot i really want to go this route just dont wanna pour that amount of money and time into something that isnt going to benifit in the end.. im thinking ill need around twenty cups
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

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    So far I'm only using them in my breeder coops that have no more than 5 birds per unit so each unit has one cup fed by a 55 gallon food grade plastic drum that had pickles in it and a network of the tubing. I have a couple more drums so I plan on using them to water all the other buildings.
    I fill the drum, add de-chlorinator, organic ACV and a probiotic powder and clean the drum out every 6 months.
     
  9. aart

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    ChickenCanoe.....Where did you get that yellow bracket?
     
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