Watering nipples

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

  1. johnnymac221

    johnnymac221 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2011
    Fort Payne
    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

    Apr 27, 2011
    Kingsville, MD
    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

    Oct 7, 2011
    so. cal orange county
    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

    Jul 10, 2010
    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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