Wet under water nipples..

MamaAB

In the Brooder
6 Years
Mar 21, 2013
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Ok so I have nipples set up and the chicks love them but the problem is I think they are dropping more than they are drinking because under it and surrounding area is WET! Like really wet... How do I deal with this?
 

Rich386

Songster
8 Years
Jul 21, 2011
718
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Live Oak, FL
I have tried every nipple and cup drinker known to man. They all seem to leak some get just plain nasty. A certain amount of water can not be helped but not a flood. I don't know that you can see it in the picture. The ground under the nipples is basically dry. I found these horizontal poultry nipples they solved my problem.

 

mshirk

In the Brooder
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
89
1
39
Sammamish WA
I have the screw in nipples, all in one, not able to be taken apart. First I drilled a hole slightly smaller than the nipple threads... then wrapped the threads in plumbing thread sealant tape (it a thin gray tape), then screwed in the nipples. Using this method there are no leaks and zero wetness under the nipples

. I purchased mine at the local Grange farm supply store... I had to ask as they are small and they are behind the counter because they kept getting lost on the shelf. $3 each.

You may need a different style of nipple, some are take apart, some push in, some screw in, etc. Mine are screwed in to a thinner plastic. What are you putting them into? PVC or ?
 
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chfite

Songster
8 Years
Jun 7, 2011
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Taylors, SC
The nipples will leak if the pressure on them is too high. I have found that the pressure from a 5 gallon bucket filled is too much for them. I fill my supply bucket about 1/3 to 1/2 full.

Chris
 

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