Where to find chicken nipples??? I'm feeling like an idiot.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by nikki1, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. nikki1

    nikki1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want to work up a chicken nipple watering system in my under-construction coop, but I don't know where to get the nipples. I haven't seen them in catalogs, and I've cruised through the aisles at the feed store, but I can't find them. Maybe I'm asking for the wrong thing. Do they have another name? I could ask at the feed store, but I'd feel pretty stupid asking for chicken nipples. I can see the clerk now smirking and saying, "Sure we have 'em, lady. They're on aisle 13 between the horse feathers and the hens' teeth."

    Help me out here! I have an absolute talent for saying just the wrong thing anyway, without having to ask a stranger for chicken nipples!

    --Nikki
     
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most feed stores carry them or you can get them on amazon or ebay
     
  3. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's where I got mine http://www.qcsupply.com/chicken-waterers-drinkers They have several choices of nipples, fast shipping, and were cheaper than other places I found.

    FYI - everyone always says to use the 11/32 drill bit for all the nipples. For the push-in nipples, 3/8 inch drill bit seems to be better and gets you a tighter seal.
     
  4. Beekissed

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