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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:54 am 
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The system works with young chickens. They instinctively peck at it and need no training. It is best to put a small container of water under the nipple at first just to be sure.
I find that there is always some spillage when the birds drink from these and a catch container underneath is necessary if you don't want damp patched on the floor of brooders etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:03 pm 
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The system works with young chickens. They instinctively peck at it and need no training. It is best to put a small container of water under the nipple at first just to be sure.
I find that there is always some spillage when the birds drink from these and a catch container underneath is necessary if you don't want damp patched on the floor of brooders etc.

My sentiments also and I have found the same with chicks they take to the nipple like a human baby



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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:54 pm 
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I want to try these its a good idea


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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:59 am 
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They do look like a very good idea but you have to keep the pipe out of the sun or the water will be hot

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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:02 pm 
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Good advice Cordelia good_post!

Q: How many chicks per nipple? is there a maximum?


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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 7:29 pm 
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I read that 12 is recommended?

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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:42 pm 
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There is no limit to hoe many its just making sure they all get access on warm days with out 1 hen hogging the nipple


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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:55 am 
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than657 good point there is always a bully in the flock


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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
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I am bidding on ebay for 4 of these so thanks for all the free advice on them its helped my heaps and heaps so thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Bird watering via nipples and tall tube feeder
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:26 pm 
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Hi All im new here but i was wondering if anybody has ever brought the drinkers with the cups and the little lever inside it ive seen them advertised by royal rooster here in sa and another person with 20lt drums with these nipples or cups attached.
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Allie


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