Okay, so you have your own backyard chickens and are enjoying some fgresh eggs daily. But what do you do when you want to leave for a vacation? How can you keep them fed and with fresh water? These are some common questions that I get when discussing the suburban chicken coop.
The system I am using here starts with the Poultry Nipples or Chicken Nipples I used in the original chicken watering system. If you haven't seen the video or read the article check it out here - https://youtu.be/L1HeDlewEBc.
Assembly only took a few minutes and I was ready to hook up the hose and see what the result would be. I just turned the hose on slightly to reduce the amount of water pressure as much as possible. As I suspected the poultry nipples did drip slowly and constantly. I added some river rock under the watering system to prevent a mud puddle (which the chickens love to drink from for some reason). And watched it for a day before we left. It worked perfectly! Chickens had a constant supply of fresh water and the river rocks allowed the dripping system to drain and not create any mess.
This is a perfect way to keep your chickens or other small animals with a fresh supply of water for a short period of time. I have plans to incorporate a float supply system when I redesign the main watering contraption so stay tuned for more on that later.
You can purchase the Chicken Nipples here - http://amzn.to/1uQ8PIM
Pipe thread-Hose thread adapter - http://amzn.to/1KHNRnw
All of these products and more recommended items from the SSL Family are available at the Simple Suburban Living General Store
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