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10 Nipples for DIY Backyard Chicken Poultry Waterer Drinker, Push-In Style With Grommet, Red, Includes Instructions to Make Your Own Waterer

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Build your own nipple waterer for your backyard chickens with these durable push-in nipples!

Like most backyard chicken keepers, we started out with a standard galvanized gravity waterer, the kind with an open dish at the base. Problem is, as dirt and poop get kicked up into the saucer, things can get pretty filthy, pretty quickly.

On the advice of a customer, we switched to an enclosed nipple waterer, and we haven't looked back. Instead of refreshing our chickens' water every day, we do it about once a week.

The water that goes in is the water that comes out, right into your chickens' mouths. So it lasts longer, which saves you on trips to change it out. Poop-free water means less waste and less work.


WHAT YOU GET:

» Ten (10) durable stainless-steel nipples. These push-in style nipples have a stainless-steel mechanism within a hard-plastic outer casing. They fit into your do-it-yourself waterer (either a container or tubing) with a silicone grommet for a tight, long-lasting seal. Each nipple is adequate for around 10-15 chickens, so your birds can keep themselves well hydrated.

» Instruction sheet. Not that it's hard to figure out, but we include the same basic instructions that are below on this page, so you can be sure you're using them right.



ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POULTRY NIPPLES AND MAKING YOUR OWN CHICKEN WATERER:


HOW DO THE NIPPLES WORK?

Poultry nipples are a simple device used extensively in commercial poultry operations. When a chicken pecks at the metal pin from any direction, this opens the flow of water enough for a few drop to trickle out, right into its mouth. There's less waste and no evaporation, which means more water for your flock.


WILL MY CHICKENS LEARN TO DRINK FROM THE NIPPLES?

Most chickens figure it out on their own within minutes. Chickens will peck at anything, and the red pastic casing especially draws their attention. Once they notice that water flows from the nipples, they're trained.

Chicks can be started on nipples in the first few days after hatching, but if you bought your chicks at a store or by mail order, please allow them a day or two with a dish waterer first to make sure they are fully recovered from the stress of their journey.


HOW DO I ATTACH THE NIPPLES?

For these particular nipples, use a 3/8" or 13/32" drill bit to make a clean hole (no burrs or nicks) in your tubing or container. Either bit size should work for a container made of HDPE plastic or similarly pliable plastic. I prefer 3/8" for a more snug fit. Use the larger diameter bit (13/32") for PVC tubing or other rigid/thicker material.

Insert the grommet first, then the nipple, pushing from the bottom (outside) of your container in. A couple tips: Moistening the nipple helps it go in easier. And using a socket (from a socket wrench set) to hold the nipple makes it easier to insert. Push straight and turn gently side to side, being careful not to stress/tear the grommet. If this is your first time installing these, you may want to order a couple extra in case you make a mistake. We do not supply replacement grommets.

If you are going to seal your container, be sure to create a separate hole near the top (above the water line) so that air can enter as the water goes out.

Looking for a pre-made bucket-style nipple waterer? Please see our other listings.


HOW HIGH UP SHOULD THE NIPPLES BE?

Position your waterer or tubing so that the nipples are just above your chooks' heads. Chickens have to raise their necks to swallow. One of the nice things about this kind of waterer is that you can position the water above their heads, so it trickles right into their mouths when they drink.


Other questions? Please just ask!
Build your own nipple waterer for your backyard chickens with these durable push-in nipples!

Like most backyard chicken keepers, we started out with a standard galvanized gravity waterer, the kind with an open dish at the base. Problem is, as dirt and poop get kicked up into the saucer, things can get pretty filthy, pretty quickly.

On the advice of a customer, we switched to an enclosed nipple waterer, and we haven't looked back. Instead of refreshing our chickens' water every day, we do it about once a week.

The water that goes in is the water that comes out, right into your chickens' mouths. So it lasts longer, which saves you on trips to change it out. Poop-free water means less waste and less work.


WHAT YOU GET:

» Ten (10) durable stainless-steel nipples. These push-in style nipples have a stainless-steel mechanism within a hard-plastic outer casing. They fit into your do-it-yourself waterer (either a container or tubing) with a silicone grommet for a tight, long-lasting seal. Each nipple is adequate for around 10-15 chickens, so your birds can keep themselves well hydrated.

» Instruction sheet. Not that it's hard to figure out, but we include the same basic instructions that are below on this page, so you can be sure you're using them right.



ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POULTRY NIPPLES AND MAKING YOUR OWN CHICKEN WATERER:


HOW DO THE NIPPLES WORK?

Poultry nipples are a simple device used extensively in commercial poultry operations. When a chicken pecks at the metal pin from any direction, this opens the flow of water enough for a few drop to trickle out, right into its mouth. There's less waste and no evaporation, which means more water for your flock.


WILL MY CHICKENS LEARN TO DRINK FROM THE NIPPLES?

Most chickens figure it out on their own within minutes. Chickens will peck at anything, and the red pastic casing especially draws their attention. Once they notice that water flows from the nipples, they're trained.

Chicks can be started on nipples in the first few days after hatching, but if you bought your chicks at a store or by mail order, please allow them a day or two with a dish waterer first to make sure they are fully recovered from the stress of their journey.


HOW DO I ATTACH THE NIPPLES?

For these particular nipples, use a 3/8" or 13/32" drill bit to make a clean hole (no burrs or nicks) in your tubing or container. Either bit size should work for a container made of HDPE plastic or similarly pliable plastic. I prefer 3/8" for a more snug fit. Use the larger diameter bit (13/32") for PVC tubing or other rigid/thicker material.

Insert the grommet first, then the nipple, pushing from the bottom (outside) of your container in. A couple tips: Moistening the nipple helps it go in easier. And using a socket (from a socket wrench set) to hold the nipple makes it easier to insert. Push straight and turn gently side to side, being careful not to stress/tear the grommet. If this is your first time installing these, you may want to order a couple extra in case you make a mistake. We do not supply replacement grommets.

If you are going to seal your container, be sure to create a separate hole near the top (above the water line) so that air can enter as the water goes out.

Looking for a pre-made bucket-style nipple waterer? Please see our other listings.


HOW HIGH UP SHOULD THE NIPPLES BE?

Position your waterer or tubing so that the nipples are just above your chooks' heads. Chickens have to raise their necks to swallow. One of the nice things about this kind of waterer is that you can position the water above their heads, so it trickles right into their mouths when they drink.


Other questions? Please just ask!

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Our nipple waterers ship via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day), Parcel Post (on orders of more than one, usually a 5- to 7-day delivery window), or USPS International (varies by destination).

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Make sure to follow all manufacturers’ instructions when using tools, materials, or equipment—and use the appropriate protective devices when building, such as workgloves, eye and ear protection, boots, etc. Know what you can handle physically as well, and work within your limits.

Finally, The Garden Coop LLC is the legal copyright holder of the content on this ship and in our plans, including all designs, photos, descriptions, and text. It is intended solely for the use of the purchaser and may be printed for personal use only. No images or content from this Etsy shop or our eBooks and plans may be published, resold, shared, or distributed without written consent from the copyright holder. (That's us.)

Please get in touch if you have any questions. :)
Some legal stuff here, just to remind you to BE SAFE and HAVE FUN:

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. Our plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. The Garden Coop LLC makes no warranties or representations of any kind concerning the accuracy, suitability, or safety of the information contained on the site or in the plans.

By using the information or ordering our plans and products you expressly acknowledge having read and understood this disclaimer and the waivers contained in it, and you agree to hold The Garden Coop LLC, its owners, employees, and agents or anyone else who has been involved in the creation, production, or delivery of this site or the plans harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind to you or any person that might result from your use of or reliance upon the information or from any errors, omissions, or other causes.

Make sure to follow all manufacturers’ instructions when using tools, materials, or equipment—and use the appropriate protective devices when building, such as workgloves, eye and ear protection, boots, etc. Know what you can handle physically as well, and work within your limits.

Finally, The Garden Coop LLC is the legal copyright holder of the content on this ship and in our plans, including all designs, photos, descriptions, and text. It is intended solely for the use of the purchaser and may be printed for personal use only. No images or content from this Etsy shop or our eBooks and plans may be published, resold, shared, or distributed without written consent from the copyright holder. (That's us.)

Please get in touch if you have any questions. :)

10 Nipples for DIY Backyard Chicken Poultry Waterer Drinker, Push-In Style With Grommet, Red, Includes Instructions to Make Your Own Waterer

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