Watering nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by johnnymac221, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. johnnymac221

    johnnymac221 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been testing some 5 gallon buckets and watering nipples. The chickens seem to work ok with it, but prefer a source of water with more "output" if you will. Anyone using only water nipples to water the chicken? Is this enough?
     
  2. SmokinChick

    SmokinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Used them all summer and still useing. Haven't lost a hen to dehydration yet.
     
  3. OC closet chicken fan

    OC closet chicken fan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've been using two nipples attached to juice gallon bottle for about a month now and i haven't heard a complaint lol... i think any extra output is extra waste because they get quenched and move on.. the extra would drip to the ground anyway... so far so good... and i refill bottle like once a week and everything stays clean.... wondered why i didn't get those nipples sooner... oh well good luck
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I prefer the cups for the same reason. There is a little source of water that they can drink naturally from. I have the cups and the nipples in my coop and they never drink from the nipples.
     

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