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|10-07-2012, 02:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Crystal River, FL
If you have chickens, you might consider chicken nipples. Chickens don't care where they poop. If it is in the water bowl, it doesn't seem to matter to them. It sure looks mighty disgusting and probably isn't real healthy for them.
Check this out: Chicken nipples.
I installed mine by drilling 3/8" holes in 3/4" heavy wall PVC pipe. I used a socket adaptor on my drill and screwed the nipples right into the pipe. No need to tap. The nipples have a silicone washer on the shank and there is no leakage. The nipples drip a little but only a cup or so a day for the 4 of mine.
Here is one that has been in use for at least 2 years.
The nipples need to be mounted vertically to work properly. I have a couple screwed into the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket for my young chicks.
I used a water cooler that I found in the road for a reservoir.
Chickens learn how to use the nipples the first day. Once one figures it out, the others follow. The first time, my wife taught one of our friendly hens how to use it. You should have seen her down on her knees sucking on the nipple!!
Last edited by captken; 10-07-2012 at 02:16 PM.
|10-07-2012, 07:15 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: cantonment proper
i was thinking something completely dif when i saw the title. good idea though. i think my chickens poop in the water on purpose.
|10-07-2012, 07:50 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Had one for my dog and he wasn't smart enough to use it. Hard to imagine a chicken will figure it out. Mine are DUMB! Good idea saves me from playing in the poopy chicken water. How do you keep mildew from gumming up the pvc pipe?
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