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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 2emma2, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. 2emma2

    2emma2 In the Brooder

    May 18, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Where did you order your watering nipple? I don't think I have anywhere local to buy one so I am looking around online and I didn't know if it matters which one I use. I would like to hook pipe up to a rain barrel for a watering system.

  2. bnjrob

    bnjrob Crowing

    Dec 31, 2008
    North TX
    I got mine from qcsupply.com - they have metal and plastic nipples as well as selection of screw-in and push in kinds.
  3. Hawgon

    Hawgon Songster

    Aug 22, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    [​IMG]Got mine at QC Supply and they work awesome......Got both screw-in and push-in style....Have them in the brooder for the chicks and in the run......Takes no time at all for them to figure it out....
  4. Strummer

    Strummer Chirping

    Mar 29, 2012
    Edna tx
    I got mine on eBay .
  5. Got mine on Amazon!
  6. Forzettings

    Forzettings Chirping

    How do you get the darlings to drink from the nipples?
  7. bwalden

    bwalden Songster

    Jan 16, 2012

  8. Trust me, they will use them. one you get it in place, take your finger and wiggle the nipple around. As the water drops out the chickens will see it... They are curious of anything that shines and the sound... Once you use this, you will never go back to the old watering system.
  9. Hawgon

    Hawgon Songster

    Aug 22, 2011
    Vancouver, WA
    I have the nipples in my brooder and now in my coop and it takes no time at all for them to pick it up......I rattled the nipples a couple of times and once they saw water they were all over it. Like everyone says with chickens, once one does it they all will....Love having them......I use stepping stones so they have an easier time reaching them and as they grow I just pull them out......I have one RIR that is a week or so older and so I really need the steps so they all can reach...The only thing I would do different is space the nipples out further in my brooder..They can crowd each other now that they are bigger....You will love the nipples no matter where you get them...



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