Works Well With Gravity Fed Systems Such as a 5 Gallon Bucket.
The Push-In Style Nipple is the ideal poultry and gamebird nipple for both broiler and layer systems.
Each Push-in Nipple includes Rubber Grommet.
- Poly, Delrin Stainless Steel Body
- 360° Side-Action Pin
- Sealing Components are 100% Stainless Steel
- Does Not Require a Drip Cup
- Water Drips Easily with any Touch from Poultry
- Can Work with Gravity Fed Systems Such as a 5 Gallon Bucket
- Working pressure should be reduced to 1 PSI or less
- Will NOT operate on garden hose pressure
- Vertical mounting ONLY. Will leak if mounted horizontally.
Instructions for Gravity Fed Systems:
- Drill holes in the bottom of the sealed bucket with an 11/32" drill bit (sold separately). [Drill a hole 9.3 mm or 11/32" or up to 3/8".] Three holes are suggested, spaced accordingly, for maximum efficiency.
- When installing nipples, place rubber grommet in drilled hole first, followed by the actual nipple. Grommet is included with each nipple. Wetting the nipple first eases the application.
- Hanging or fastening your drinker will depend on the location and application. Rope, chain or cable (sold separately) is recommended.
Manufacturer Part Number 420011 Animal Poultry & Gamebird
- Excellent Product Review by Mama of many Hens
Love, Love, Love these vertical water nipples for our Hens. I had been using a swimming pool and the Hens would mess the water. Not I have these attached to a clean 5 gallon bucket suspended for the Hens to drink. 5 gallon bucket allows me to put in a floating water heater. Hens seem very happy as they are drinking away. Would love to have some horizontal water nipples.
(Posted on 11/24/13)
- Awesome!!! Review by J. Serrano
This has got to be the best purchase I have done in years. This water nipples are the best things my chickens have probably experienced. Thanks for offering them to the public.
(Posted on 11/22/13)
- I think I'm going to love these? Review by Lyn
I didn't buy the drill bit with the nipples so I don't know if it was the exact correct size but I did a test hole with a 3/8 inch bit as others suggested here and found it was way too big. I don't know if they have made the nipples smaller or what? I think we ended up using a 1/4" and reaming it out slightly larger so it fit snug. Others here suggested using Vaseline. DO NOT USE VASELINE. Corn oil would have been better. I had to clean out the vaseline as it gummed up the nipple and made them stick closed.
My hens are slowly learning to use it. They keep looking for their usual water source. I guess they will catch on eventually.
I plan to add a bucket heater and have high hopes for an easier winter.
(Posted on 11/13/13)
- These are great Review by Cosy hens
So it came with no instructions and I'd only ever seen them one from a distance so I had to Google how to put them on the bucket wich wasn't to hard to find. My chickens had never seen them before either, I shoved them under to show them how it worked. It's great I was having to fill the 5 gal waterer every morning because they splash and play in it and spill it. Now it's every few days and the bucket is much smaller so it's easier told carry full. I even got some for friends that have a hard time with the waters they had.
(Posted on 10/31/13)
- Great, poultry and small animal waters Review by Dave
My Rabbits love these waters also. The water nipple is mounted on a two liter bottles in the lid, and the bottle is hung upside down in t my cage. I have a 1 inch hole in the bottles bottom where I can fill them up when they are hanging along the inside of the cage upside down. Works great and so much faster that fooling with all those rabbit bottles. If you have several cages they can be put on 1/4 inch tubing to each cage if you want with on nipple per cage. I like the two litter bottles myself. Cheap and easy to fill and replace as needed. Rabbits just lick the stainless pins and get the water quicker than the old rabbit water with the ball tube. Try it you will love it for small cage animals. No Messes. no leaking.
(Posted on 10/7/13)
- Easy to install Review by MC
Very easy to install in a 5 gallon bucket. QC delivered on time. I will be back.
(Posted on 10/5/13)
- Hope these hold up to my girls abuse Review by Two Socks
Used the threaded nipples for years... the push in kind are faster to install, but have not had them long enough to see if they can take the abuse my girls dish out.....
(Posted on 9/23/13)
- LOVE IT! Review by Organic in WI
Why didn't I find these sooner?? Easy to install. Chickens caught on right away. No more soggy wet bedding and keeps the water clean! LOVE IT! Don't waste your money on any other watering system.
(Posted on 9/9/13)
- Chickens Love them! Review by Vicki
Great product, I had to look up what size drill for the hole I needed but other than that I am happy.
(Posted on 9/6/13)
- Very easy to use! Review by Country
These were very easy to use and I had no leaks in my waterer on my very first try! a hint to others using 5 gal buckets... keep an empty one that has the handle ring 2 inches from the top lip of the bucket to set your water bucket in for refilling. this lets you put pressure on the lid to seal it to keep crud out without getting dirt on the nipples or putting unnecessary pressure on them make sure you have at least a small vent hole in the lid. Hope this helps.
(Posted on 8/1/13)
- Easy to install and use! Great product. Review by Chicky
Great product that has our chickens took to using immediately. Easy installation. Will highly recommend this product and company to friends.
(Posted on 7/31/13)
- WOW! Review by Ginger2
BUY! My life ust got easier! Wonderful product, no leaks. The girls caught on within 30 minutes. Totally recommend!
(Posted on 7/28/13)
- Excellent product Review by Mike M
These poultry nipples are well made and easy to install if you know how. Use a 3/8" drill bit for the holes and use a cotton swab to coat the rubber grommet and plastic nipple with vegetable oil to ease insertion.
(Posted on 7/25/13)
- love these! Review by Kat
Love these waterers! Such a nice change from the traditional, messy watering cans. The nipple pieces are a little hard to push in but once in they work GREAT and don't leak! I was very satisfied with my order and will order from QC Supply again in the future!
A little tip- I use my empty vinegar jugs because they are free, but after about 6 weeks they get grungy and hard to clean so all I need to do is pull out the waterer nipples, drill holes in a new jug, put the (cleaned) nipples into a new jug and recycle the old one. To push the nipple pieces into the jug just soak the bottom of the jug in hot water for a minute or two, out a drop of dish soap on the black ring and it will push in easily. Then rinse to remove the soap. Easy and cheap!
(Posted on 7/21/13)
- Good Service, Good Product Review by C L F
Only 4 stars because I've only had it for a week and can't say much. However, the installation was a breeze especially compared to the screw-in style I bought 2 years ago. For the push-in I drilled a 3/8" hole, pushed in the grommet, then wet the nipple and pushed it into the grommet. It's very snug so I used a pad in my hand to make it more comfortable. I put 3 in the bottom of a 5-gallon bucket, then drilled a tiny hole near the top. (Not in the lid because I want to keep debris out.) Love these waterers for my chickens!
Delivery was fast, and I got an answer to my e-mail, regarding the grommets, the day after I sent it. And the answer wasn't just a canned form letter; the person gave a very honest, thoughtful reply. Thank you!
(Posted on 7/20/13)
- good deal Review by deodar
These worked great, a little hard to push into the grommet but once in no leaks. Now if the goofy birds would just figure them out.
(Posted on 7/18/13)
- Super product with no leaks!!! Review by ChickMonkey
These push in style nipples were easy to install into the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket after lubing the grommets first and now there's no more mess with the water...or leaks! Our 3 month old chickens took to them in about 10 seconds. For the winter I cut a slot in the bucket cover to slip in the electric bucket heater (horse style). Now this is the way watering is done!!! Great product.
(Posted on 7/13/13)
- unibit answer to installing Review by flock freek
I used a unibit to drill holes to install. young chicks took to it quicker thanks for the gloves. quick shipment time. would order again.
(Posted on 7/10/13)
- product excellent Review by kramel
the poultry nipples are just what they said they were, the merchandise was on-time and arrived when it was scheduled. I would recommend this company and will purchase from them again.
(Posted on 7/8/13)
- Great product Review by Jim
Great product quail and chuckars had no problem figuring it out, going to install in fly pens next.
(Posted on 7/8/13)
- Works great and a IQ indicator!!! Review by Larry
I recently ordered 10 breeds of chickens. The poultry nipples work great and are a good IQ indicator for chickens. Rhode Island Reds ahead of the group.
(Posted on 6/30/13)
- Perfect Review by Cindy's Comets
These poultry nipples worked great. I used them to make a self waterer for my chickens using a 5 gallon bucket. No leakage so far!
They took right to the new very clean water system.
(Posted on 6/29/13)
- Not bad Review by RR
Bought both because was not sure about seal. Didn't come with instruction. Drilled 3 holds at 11/32 put seal on nipple then it wouldn't go in hole. Seal in hole first. Work good.
(Posted on 6/28/13)
- Excellent - make sure you buy MANY MANY MANY to have on hand Review by Summit Stone Farms
These waterers are Fantastic! I was a bit concerned at first when I got them and realized they weren't self tapping. I'm now so thankful that they aren't as working with other systems that ARE self tapping have proven leaky. I haven't had one drop leak from these units. I use them to water all age birds with them from 4 days old to 4 years old. Goodbye to nasty watering systems or should I call them bird baths. I highly recommend these to anyone.
(Posted on 6/28/13)
- Tremendous Time Saver Review by cathyc
This is my second purchase of the push-in style poultry nipples and I'm about to order more. It took time to convince my husband that the poultry nipple waterers would work. I started by using one or two on quart jars in the bins we used as brooders. He was amazed at how quickly chicks adapted to this (and the bonus that I didn't have to clean mucky water jars any more!). So I put together several 5-gallon buckets with 4-5 nipples and hung them in a couple of our breeder pens. Same thing. I used up the first order of 50, ordered 100 more and going back for more again. There are other ways to use this product, but the 2 or 5 gallon bucket is a good way to start. Love them!!
(Posted on 6/27/13)
- Awesome works great Review by Jenny
Set up was a breeze, my 10 chickens were drinking in minutes, has made my life much easier!
(Posted on 6/24/13)
- Good Product Review by Chickenman
Excellent nipples! I made a chicken waterer for our chickens and he quality of this product was the best!
(Posted on 6/13/13)
- Excellent product Review by Donna
Easy to install--I had my boyfriend do that. Used some peanut butter and chickens took to it.
(Posted on 6/8/13)
- Love the product Review by Chicken wrangler
Okay I only have 6 chickens and they are my 1st. This looks like the best watering system keeping the water clean. This look like a great product and they were easy to install it into a plastic container. I poked the shaft at the bottom and my chickens caught on very quickly. After the 1st one started drinking they all followed suit. Have not seen any leaking and is perfect for my chicken coop. Now I'm looking for other containers to install these into. They seem to be good quality, and they were delivered in a timely manner.
(Posted on 6/8/13)
- Nice Product Review by The Whispering Oaks
I have installed them to water about 25 chickens in an enclosed run. they seem much easier than having to fill their water jugs all the time.
(Posted on 6/7/13)
- great Review by liberMom
I really liked these nipples. They were easy to use and did not leak. I made sure my holes did not go in at an angle and then just cleaned the hole really well so that no plastic was left hanging and inserted the rubber piece and then the nipple. Very easy! I did use the 11/32 black oxide sp jobber bit from this site as well. I inserted them into a 3 gallon frosting bucket and into a small plastic container with a screw on lid. Brace the thin plastic on the inside with your free hand to get them in or the plastic just bends. Both worked great. I even had to remove a nipple and reuse it from a small plastic container that broke when I dropped it. My year old chickens and my chics learned to use it very quickly. Sparkling clean water this morning after a night in the coop. Not so with my old open waterer. So glad I got these nipples.
(Posted on 6/7/13)
- great product Review by sherm
My 4 week old chicks were using it in 30 minutes
(Posted on 6/7/13)
- Works Perfect, Easy for Chickens to Use Review by Kuwaiti Diplomat
Works perfect, and just as well as the threaded nipples, only easier to install.
(Posted on 6/1/13)
- Clean water is good Review by Steve
Installed 3 in the bottom of a 5-gal. bucket and hung from a chain in the run. Easy to install. Use a 3/8" drill bit. After installing the grommet in the holes, rub a little rubbing alcohol inside the grommet and and the outside of the nipple with a Q-tip to help them pop into place. No leaks whatsoever. I showed one of the inquisitive chickens that water dripped out when the nipple was moved and they were all drinking within a few minutes.
(Posted on 5/31/13)
- Nipples are great Review by Toledo chicks
Perfect way to keep water clean. Easy to install, Cheap!
(Posted on 5/30/13)
- Nipples was a great buy Review by unclebub1
the waterer nipples was a good investment to me, will be buying more in the future
(Posted on 5/30/13)
- Excellent product/Excellent service Review by Rusty M
Will definitely use QC Supply again - prompt delivery and great product information on their website.
Our chickens figured out how to use these within a half hour. Fresh clean water!
(Posted on 5/24/13)
- Excellent and Dependable Review by JeVa
Love these. We use them for poultry gravity fed waterers and they haven't let us down. We had problems with another company's comparable screw in-grometless design as they leaked but QC's product has worked perfectly without leaking.
(Posted on 5/23/13)
- good so far Review by coinwin
just picked up our order. can't wait to get the waterers in! shipped and received promptly. no complaints
(Posted on 5/21/13)
- My chickens love them, so do I Review by Metairie
Easy installation, low maintenance, affordable, and work perfectly! Thank you for this great product.
(Posted on 5/17/13)
- good Review by uncle bob
I used 1 gal. plastic milk jugs, not too heavy, built in handle, I have 2 work's great! Only thing, I wish the water came out a little faster.
(Posted on 5/11/13)
- perfect Review by Sylviablue
Easy to use. It fits tightly but that's what you want to prevent leaks. I made three chicken waterers with these and they are great! Np more dirty water. My adult chickens and my guineas took right to them even though they were used to traditional waterers.
(Posted on 5/10/13)
- hard to install Review by Geoffrey
These are great for the birds, but I almost wish I had just bought the ready made bucket. I wanted six instead of four, so I got these and a lowe's bucket. They are HARD to install. And I am pretty strong. I have painful blisters on my fingers. Seriously. Definitely wet them before trying to push them through. Ow.
(Posted on 5/9/13)
- Highly recommended. Review by Smiley
I have been looking for this product for almost two years and am so glad to have found it here. The watering nipples are easy to install and very strong, as I accidentally found out when I stepped on them. Ordering was so simple, too, and the price was excellent!
(Posted on 4/30/13)
- works great Review by justme
Got one bucket done and it works great! Very easy however I gave it a four because I thought they were extremely hard to get pushing in I needed to have my husband push them in for me
(Posted on 4/29/13)
- Great Product Review by Cowboy
Installed in a bucket for 5 week old Chicks started using it within 30 min. Water stays clean now!
(Posted on 4/27/13)
- Great purchase Review by JT
Easy installation awesome product.
(Posted on 4/25/13)
- awesome Review by farmerbear
These work so well and i love not having to clean out the waterers every day. Birds can be so messy and this helps keep their area clean and dry, absolutely awesome!
(Posted on 4/24/13)
- good product Review by chris
The nipples were easy to work with.
(Posted on 4/23/13)
- FANTASTIC! Review by Lady Gator Chicks
What a MUCH better way to water your ladies! No more daily cleaning of mud filled waterers and keeps their coop and enclosure nice and dry...gives us more time to just enjoy them.
(Posted on 4/19/13)
- Great product Review by DN
Made a watering bucket working great didn't take the chickens long to figure it out. Planning on making a watering system for out side.
(Posted on 4/14/13)
- Well-made Review by Phillip
Good product. Sturdy, well-made and QC customer service was great.
(Posted on 4/14/13)
- As advertised Review by Edgar
The nipples were shipped promptly, and QC threw in a pair of work gloves! WhoooHooooo! By reading reviews I educated myself on how to best install these things, as there are no printed instructions with the nipples. I did use a slightly larger drill bit for these push-in nipples. After I had filled up the waterer, I put a dab of peanut butter on the nipples and within 30 seconds my two genius hens figured out how to use them!
(Posted on 4/11/13)
- High quality Review by Todd
I just made a new chicken watering bucket with the push-in rubber grommet style nipples from QC. The nipples appear to be higher quality than ones previously purchased elsewhere. I started getting leak problems w/ my old ones - either from the nipples themselves or cracks forming in the bucket around the screw-in bases. I hope these high quality rubber-grommet push in style will solve both problems. They work great so far.
(Posted on 4/8/13)
- The greatest product Review by Tom
This is quite possibly the best watering device ever. My baby chicks took to it instantly. I just fill my containers and no worry about dirty water troughs. I would highly recomend this product.
(Posted on 4/2/13)
- PERFECT!!! Review by Christine
I ordered these nipples and delivery was quick. I also ordered the drill bit they offer for sale for drilling the holes, and installation of the nipples in the bottom of my water bucket was a breeze! No leaks on the first try! I'm glad I read the other reviews and got some hints at mounting the nipples: Wetting the grommet before trying to insert it helps a lot (I used a tiny tad of coconut oil on a Q-tip, since I didn't have any glycerin as others had suggested to use.) And I used a pair of pliers to grip the nipple (on the plastic) and push it in, as I have arthritis in my thumbs and couldn't push the nipples in without a little help holding them tight and steady. Excellent product! Highly recommend these!
(Posted on 3/21/13)
- Good Review by Casey
Staff were very helpful over the phone when I couldn't get them to stop leaking at first.
Older chickens don't have the hang of it yet. I had to place their old waterer under the new one and let the old waterer go empty before they pecked the bucket above.
(Posted on 3/14/13)
- very good Review by onoinman
they are great and easy to install.
(Posted on 3/10/13)
- I like Review by Pnutbutter
Nipples worked great. Installed them into 3/4" thin wall plastic pipe. Used recommended drill bit size and installed rubber grommets. Then before installing nipple I put a little dab of silicone faucet grease on nipple and they all slipped in relatively easy.
(Posted on 3/10/13)
- good Review by Richard
Works good ....fun to watch the chickens learn how to drink from the nipples
(Posted on 3/9/13)
- Yipee! Review by Woods Edge Farmer
Just installed these nipples and they worked like a charm. Easy to install and chickens are curious anyway so no problems. We used 1-1/2" pvc pipe hooked to our rain barrels on our chicken tractor and yippee no more dirty water. Thanks for the quick delivery and the little extra in the package. Will definitely keep you guys in mind for future items!
(Posted on 3/8/13)
- GREAT! Review by RIR
Quick delivery, easy to install. My ten week old birds found the nipples quickly. No mess, perfect for anyone wanting to raise chickens.
(Posted on 3/4/13)
- water nipples!! chicks love them!! Review by Lox Chicken Farmer
GREAT PRODUCT, Easy to make my own chicken waterer and easy to install. I have 10 assorted 2 - 4 week old layers, I just had to show them the nipples and how they work and they were off with an 1/2 hour and they were drinking. Clean and Healthy Chickens. Love then chicken nipples.
(Posted on 2/27/13)
- love it Review by the lazy L farms
we made our chicken water in about 20 mins. and it works great.
(Posted on 2/20/13)
- Glycerin lubricant makes things easier! Review by David H.
Stellar product! I made two hanging waterers from 5-gal buckets and I'm super impressed. Easy to make and no leaks whatsoever. Definitely suggest that you follow the drill bit recommendation 11/32" - no larger! - as you WILL get leaks! I used a generous amount of food-quality glycerin as a lubricant to first seat the grommets, and then to insert the nipples into the grommets. Use a firm and steady gloved hand while wiggling them slightly as you push to seat each nipple. Then wash the remaining glycerin away to ensure smooth flow of H2O. I can already see a reduction in clean-up work for my 12'x14' coop. Thanks QC Supply!
(Posted on 2/18/13)
- Easy installation! Review by Happy Chixs
Great product, found that using a 3/8 socket and ratchet made it easy to push into grommet,no leaks so and chickens figured them out in 10 minutes.
(Posted on 2/18/13)
- Easy & cost effective Review by David H.
It's really nice to find a product that arrives and functions as advertised - and that's certainly the case with these awesome poultry nipples! Although new to raising chickens, I knew it was critical to maintain a dry floor in my coop. And these nipples really delivered!!! I followed recommendations to first wet and then insert the grommet, followed by insertion of the nipple, and everyone of mine is water-tight! I'm stoked with the results, and here's a hint - I used food-grade glycerine to lubricate the parts as I built my hanging watering systems, and things went extremely smooth from start to finish! Thanks for the great product!!!
(Posted on 2/16/13)
- great product Review by john
I put some on 3/4 pvc pipe with a hose from a 5 gallon bucket and it works great.
(Posted on 2/13/13)
- these are great Review by outdoorsman
I have to change water about once every two weeks or so with these. My chickens were able to make them work pretty quickly. Highly recommend them.
(Posted on 2/4/13)
- No leaks, high quality, works great Review by CH
Just installed yesterday, but thus far I'm impressed. Zero leaks, and my year-old hens figured it out in no time flat. I installed 4 of these on the bottom of a 5-gal bucket and hung it inside our 10x14' pasture pen, replacing a more complex gravity-fed system (5-gal bucket connected to a large bell waterer by 1/4" tubing). That system has worked fine for the last few years but when it came time to replace the valve (again), I started looking for another option and discovered these. I firmly believe the simplest solution is usually the best, and in this case, it doesn't get much simpler. One word of caution: there are scads of similar items for sale by other large online retailers, but reading the reviews of those and looking closely at their pictures, I'm convinced they don't compare to these. Don't be tempted by copycats—these are the ones you want. Very well made.
(Posted on 2/3/13)
- Great product worth every penny! Review by CHICKEN RANGLER
Works Great!! Easy to setup and install. Have turned my children and grandchildren on to them. We all have chickens and this is so much better than washing and filling waters every day.
(Posted on 1/24/13)
- Great Review by Chunker
Quick Delivery. Does a Great job. Easy install to bucket. Chickens love it.
(Posted on 1/20/13)
- Poultry nipple Review by Lissarod
Great product thanks for the free gift and fast delivery will be back again!
(Posted on 1/17/13)
- Great product! Review by chicken nut
Just received these nipples and was impressed at how easy it was to make my own bucket chicken waterer. So far so good.
(Posted on 1/14/13)
- yes, no and maybe Review by 0ugrocon
yes they arrived soon after ordering, no they didn't present any problem installing them into buckets. maybe I'll eventually find something to do during the time I would have been cleaning the waterer, and filling the waterer. I think this will save the dirty water syndrome for sure! and they're cheap, too. jim
(Posted on 1/12/13)
- Great! Review by Rachel
Used these on a 5gal bucket waterer for my chickens. They work great. The water comes out a little slow but my chickens don't seem to have issues with them.
(Posted on 1/9/13)
- Found a winner Review by newchickenman
Ordered 8 nipples because they were so cheap. Also ordered the drill bit to save a trip to the store. Installed in bottom of standard 5 gallon bucket. Drilling hole and inserting gasket was easy. Harder to actually install the nipple. Had to press VERY hard even with lubricant jelly. I'm a big guy who works with my hand so i don't know how someone with delicate hands would do this...suggest drilling hole a bit bigger? Next installed in bottom of typical milk jug...much easier. It seems the thinner the material, the easier it is to install. Both work and are watertight, and the milk jug is at an angle. Some reviews say need better instructions, but this could not be more self explanatory once you see the nipple and gasket. Five week old pullets took to them right away...I have 17 and they were all around it picking and jabbing at it...strange because a day later when I checked the water in the container had not gone down much...apparently they prefer to drink from their standard waterer. That's ok though because I'm sure they all know what it is, and will go to it if I pull out the other water out while observing to make sure. Definitely recommend more than 1 per 20 chickens...2 would probably suffice but I'm going with three both inside and out.
(Posted on 1/6/13)
- Chicken Waterer Nipples/ a Breeze Review by Mutha Cluckas Fresh Eggs
Thank You QC Supply!! I love how easy and fast these went into my 5 gal. buckets, it was a BREEZE for me. No more running out to the chicken coop several times a day to clean POOPY out of the old waterers. ( a big YEA). Oh, and there are NO leaks !!!! Thanks
(Posted on 1/2/13)
- Excellent Customer Service!!! Review by chik
I felt like I was dealing with my neighbors !! kind, courteous and prompt service!! No delay! The gentleman I spoke with knew what he was talking about and offered educated and useful advice. The poultry nipples are perfect. They are superior in quality! I was quite surprised at the weight of them! The added touch of including work gloves with the package is a bonus! We will remember this experience!! Thank You
(Posted on 12/26/12)
- Good product Review by Dave
Use a properly sized drill bit and these work like a champ.
(Posted on 12/3/12)
- cheapest watering product available! Review by ChrisH
used recommended drill bit into the bottom of 5gal pail. Filled with water and coated nipples with peanut butter to help train the chickens. Caught on 1st day. This included my 8wk'ers, 1yr'ers and 2 yr'ers. Everyone survived as we were concerned because we installed these in the high heat of July this year. Recommended!
(Posted on 11/26/12)
- Great product Review by P-hen
This is the only way you can keep your chickens clean water .Before I started using this product I was changing my chickens water 2 to 3 times per day!!
(Posted on 11/23/12)
- great design/easy assembly Review by swh
made the chicken waterer from a 5-gallon bucket & lid (both new) - took about ten minutes to drill holes (3/8") for the nipples and cut a 3" hole through the lid (chose to keep it closed/sealed) and sealed it with an adjustable 3" pipe cap (Home Depot). added a heater and we're set for winter! the chickens took right to the waterer and the nipples work as designed!!
(Posted on 11/12/12)
- Good product- speedy service Review by New to chickens
Product was delivery really quick and installed perfectly. I would definitely recommend QC Supply to other people! Now if I could just convince my chickens to use the new system.
(Posted on 11/5/12)
- Easy to use and works perfect! Review by Motomech
Easy to use and works perfect! I used a 3/8 bit to install them and as of yet have no leaks. Fast shipping and they gave me a pair of gloves free of charge!
(Posted on 10/20/12)
- First Rate Product Review by NC Farmer
My two Barred Rock Hens took to these nipples within minutes. Installation was easy. Just had to moisten the black rubber gasket some. I use a covered bucket with a small hole large enough to fit a garden hose. That keeps the water clean and free of most insects. Great product.
(Posted on 10/16/12)
- I Love these Review by Poopless Waterer
Easy to use and to make a poopless waterer for my chickens. Now their water stays clean!
(Posted on 10/12/12)
- Wonderful! Clean water, fast shipping, easy to assemble Review by Mrs Rox C
It took about 15 minutes to put together 2 nipple water buckets for the hens. The pullets took to it within a day (after removing their old source of water) and the older hens are took a little bit longer. No leaks. Used a 11/32 bit and a little vaseline to put the gasket in the hole. It would be nice for the manufacturer to add directions with the product. Luckily, we were able to find a photo and directions on the web from someones website. I put a hole in the top of the lid to eliminate the vacuum effect and during the cold winter months it will allow a bucket de-icer cord to fit into the bucket. Shipping was fast (2-3 days). Will tell my friends about the product. Thanks!
(Posted on 10/7/12)
- This is the best choice of the nipples Review by foster farmer
I ordered thirty nipples. Ten of the push in 360 style, ten of the threaded 360 style, and ten of the non 360 threaded. The 11/32 drill bit was on back order. I should have waited because one of the nipples turned out to be on back order as well and I was forced to wait anyway. They all arrived early in September. I decided to make a waterer when one of the hatch lings was found floating in the water trough. I started with a five gallon bucket and the correct drill bit. I actually cut threads into the bucket with a threading tool. The threaded nipples would not stop leaking even with thread tape. This may have been good to help the flock find the water. They became used to using nipples with the drippy threaded nipples. When I replaced them with the push in versions, not a leak in over a week. I would suggest a slightly larger drill bit than 11/32. Today I made a bucket without threading the holes. One of the three holes split the bucket when I pushed in the nipple.
(Posted on 10/1/12)
- Works Great Review by catman
This product works great. Easy to install and no mess. Chickens took to it in less than a day.
(Posted on 9/22/12)
- Best thing since sliced bread!!!! Review by Doug
No more fighting dirty water pans. Took chicks 1/2 day to catch on to the nipples. These are the BOMB. I even took pictures and an extra nipple to church to show my fellow chicken people. I will never go back to pan waters. Just drill holes in the bottom of a 5 gallon pale, insert nipples, fill with water and hang and you are set.
(Posted on 9/20/12)
- Awesome product, awesome company Review by Leslie from Dallas
What a discovery! A great way to keep my water clean for our chickens! It works like a charm. At first I worried about my hens. Would they learn how to use it before they dehydrated? Little did I realize how attractive those little red watering nipples would be to my flock. Within 15 minutes every one of them was trying the new watering system. Now my pullets have some too. I can even go four days without having to refill my five gallon pails! QC Supply is a great company as well. Thank you!
(Posted on 9/20/12)
- Easy and good value Review by kris
I bought a few to try and they worked great. I'll be ordering more soon.
(Posted on 9/17/12)
- Watch out for suction problems! Review by Jenny
Love it. But make sure your container is not sealed! it will get suction in it, and not work. It worked for 2 days, and then stopped working. Interestingly, I had checked on them several times the first two days, but on day three I didn't check as carefully. My hens nearly died. So poke a hole in the top of your container!
(Posted on 9/14/12)
- Good, but.... my hens nearly died. Review by Jenny
I used a gallon sized water bottle to make mine, and screwed the lid on tight. (I figured you would need to have it airtight just like when you use a hamster water bottle) For 2 days I checked that it was working properly. On day 3 I didn't check on them all day. In the evening I went over and one chicken desperately flew out of the coop when we opened it, found water in a bucket and started drinking it (thankfully it had rained and there was a bit of water) Then we figured out the problem. Since my waterer was sealed they hadn't gotten water ALL DAY. We live in Phoenix so it was a miracle it was cloudy yesterday..... MORAL: POKE A HOLE IN THE TOP OF YOUR WATERER!
(Posted on 9/13/12)
- excelent Review by Sue
Love these things. No more dirty water!!
(Posted on 9/3/12)
- great! Review by urban farm girl
These are great nipples! I got my day old chicks yesterday and showed each of them how to drink from the nipples before I let them go in the brooder. About 20 minutes later the first baby went back for a drink and within 45 minutes ALL my babies were pecking at the nipples to drink! The nipples do not leak at all. I was worried that the babies wouldn't get it, but now I am a believer! Great job QC!
(Posted on 8/31/12)
- Great product Review by guardian
These nipple waterers work great. No more nasty water founts to clean. I used to have to clean the water founts at least twice a day. These are easy to install. We have installed them in buckets and PVC pipe. We prefer installing these nipples in PVC pipe and attaching the PVC/nipple assembly to a 2x4 which is then attached to the wall of the pen or coop. It is easy to do, and the height can be changed as required.
(Posted on 8/31/12)
- So far very happy Review by urban farm girl
I am still waiting for my chicks to come so I can't speak about how they work yet, but they were easy to install and the trial run of my 5 gallon bucket waterer seems to work perfectly.
(Posted on 8/30/12)
- Recommend Review by jrchigna
Shipped quickly and product is very easy to install and use. The broilers learned to use it immediately.
(Posted on 8/20/12)
- Don't use 3/8 drill bit Review by Uncle Dean
My 4 week old turkeys took to them right away. The water is clean, clean, clean. No poop! I used a 23/64 bit and I gave some to my neighbor who used a 3/8 bit. 1 out of 3 of his leaked by the grommet.
I'll never go back to the jar type waterers.
(Posted on 8/19/12)
- Works as advertised. Review by troutrvr32208
I have four young hens. Two of them have caught on to the nipples after about 7 days; the others should follow their lead soon. I used a 3/8" drill bit through the bottom of a 5 gal. bucket as suggested.
(Posted on 8/18/12)
- Great Service Review by redman
Parts got to me on time. No problems. Assembled in a mulit-coop gravity flow with over 80 feet of 3/4" pvc pipe. No leaks. Will be building another system in a few months.
(Posted on 8/17/12)
- Push in Poultry Nipple Review by Karl
This is a no brainer purchase if you're looking for a dependable and simple chicken waterer. In about 5 minutes time you're done. The chickens learned to use it in less than the time it took to build it too.
(Posted on 8/17/12)
- super Review by Patricia
I used the nipples to make a self watering bucket with a lid and found the nipples very easy to put in. Will tell everyone about your company. Thank you.
(Posted on 8/16/12)
- excellent Review by Gail
I have chickens that are four. I had started using rabbit waterers and they took to them right away. I saw your product on the internet and decided to order them. I am very pleased. No more poopy water. I started my day old chicks on them and they are doing wonderful. I thank-you very much for this product. I'm so happy.
(Posted on 8/12/12)
- priced right Review by griff
they drip just a little, didn't think they would. My chickens went right to them and now I can go out of town for a couple of days and not worry. They are a great product and easy to use.
(Posted on 8/10/12)
- great product Review by firefarmer
As everyone else has stated, these are easy to install and keep the water clean. I used two 5 gallon buckets and put 4 nipples in the bottom of each one. Keeps the water clean!
(Posted on 8/9/12)
- Happy Chickens Review by BD
I had the same problem as many other chicken owners. Tired of changing the chickens water many times a day to keep my chickens with fresh water at all time. No matter what i did the water seem to always become dirty. Since I install these water nipples in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket my chickens always have clean fresh water. I hung one bucket in the chicken coop and one outside under their shade structure so they don't have to go far to get a drink. It is a over kill having two buckets but i really enjoy having my chickens and fresh eggs, so I like to try and keep my chickens happy as possible. I will definitely continue to use these. I have already recommended a few of my neighbors to start using these. Since i installed them i have not noticed any water leaks. Makes me very happy. I was unsure of installing them in the coop because they might have leaked, but they work great. I have looked at a lot of reviews from other manufactures and i am glad i that i choose to use this one. QC had delivered them as promised. I will be looking at ordering other items I need from QC supply. Thank you QC
(Posted on 8/6/12)
- Great Product Review by Five Chicks
This product was easy to install and it only took a few minutes to install two nipples. Our chickens learned to use them within an hour. There is no dripping and the chickens seem to like it much more than a standing container of water. This product has made caring for our chickens much easier.
(Posted on 8/6/12)
- Works just fine Review by Cacciatore
Easily installed in 5 gal. buckets. Work great.
(Posted on 8/5/12)
- Love these Chicken Nipples Review by Lawrence
Great product and great service. Placed this order on Monday morning and it arrived in the mail here in Tennessee on Wednesday, now you can't beat that with a stick! And as a bonus got a new pair of gloves too. Can't say enough good things about QC. Now my chickens have fresh clean water all the time. They started drinking from the nipples in less than 15 min.
(Posted on 8/2/12)
- Love it!!!!! Review by Jen
Wonderful. Clean water all the time for the flock and they don't leak. Love it.
(Posted on 8/1/12)
- superb service Review by barry
(Posted on 8/1/12)
- Chicken started drinking right away Review by Ginny
This product was easy to install. The dril bit made the hole the exact size I needed. After drilling the holes within minutes the job was done how easy it was!!
(Posted on 7/30/12)
- great item Review by rwd57
(Posted on 7/26/12)
- great product Review by rich
I used these nipples to make a waterer for my sons chickens, they seem to be working great. Thank you.
(Posted on 7/25/12)
- Good product Review by Bob Z.
Worked fine with a 3/8" bit, on a thin-walled plastic tub. No leaks. One of the chickens had it figured out within a minute and the others figured it out soon after. I'm going to try something fancier with a larger bucket and plastic tubing but for now, so far so good!
(Posted on 7/23/12)
- They worked great! Review by Leah
Easy to install and no leaks! Took my pullets about a day and a half to really catch on how to use them. I just kept putting their beaks up to the nipple. Quick shipping too!
(Posted on 7/21/12)
- Works great and easy to install Review by MountainMan
These are great, put the push in type in 5 gallon bucket, hung it up and my 5 week old chicks took about 3 minutes to start using. No leaks at all. I printed out the simple directions from the website (same page as the ordering information) and had no problem. Had already bought the 11/32nd drill bit. The push in nipples took a little effort but was easy to figure out, just used pliers to hold them and used for leverage. The screw in type was really simple. I will be ordering more and will use them for all my chickens in the future. Will try them out on my ducks when they arrive next week. Price is very reasonable compared to other sites I checked out. Thanks
(Posted on 7/15/12)
- Awesome Review by Happyheartfarms.com
I have used a large variety of wateres from the simplest to automatic. None of them compare to these. They are simple, inexpensive and easy to install. Chickens, ducks and turkeys used them immediately. They provide tremendous versatility for use. Great product.
(Posted on 7/13/12)
- instructions on website, not in package Review by Laurieks
I use them on 35 gallon barrels; the one in the sun grew mold but the other 3 are fine. Adding shade for that one.
(Posted on 7/5/12)
- Love em! Review by cakebaker24
Love the chicken nipples, and loved my experience with QC! The nipples were easy to install, and they were delivered so fast!!
(Posted on 7/3/12)
- These are working out GREAT Review by JV
We are newbies to raising egg laying chickens. We bought these to create a chicken waterer with a 5 gallon bucket. Installation was easy (directions available on website in product info/details). Our 5 wk old chicks were drinking from them the day after installation. We simply put the chickens beaks individually up to the nipples one at a time to show them how they worked. And they watch each other closely, so they would follow/copy each other. We've read reviews on other similar products and leaking was an issue. We have not seen any unprovoked leaking from these. Definitely a winning buy! We highly recommend them. Thank you QC Supply for a great product.
(Posted on 6/28/12)
- Excellent product Review by jules4moi
I hate it when mud accumulates in the bottom of the waterer. These are great for preventing that. A must have for easy filling of waterers.
(Posted on 6/27/12)
- Great Product Review by Barb
I purchased these poulty water nipples for my mom's chickens. It took one day and they are using them without a problem. No leaks and we are happy we bought them. The delivery was fast and efficient.
(Posted on 6/25/12)
- Keeps the water clean Review by Bev
Worked great, a little hard to push in but sealed up. Chickens figured it out in about 30 minutes.
(Posted on 6/25/12)
- Good product, that's easy to install. Review by Self Reliance Works
Before testing, I took one of the nipples apart to verify how it works - a ball bearing and circumferential seat design with a lever on the bottom that pushes the ball off its seat and a similar but heavier lever on the top that aids in sealing the ball bearing on the seat. As designed, the best installation is perfectly vertical. I made a test of these nipples using a 5-gallong bucket. I put two nipples near the edges and that caused them to slant just a bit, but they installed and worked very well. I used a 3/8 nut driver to push down on the moistened barb to get it to seat. There were a couple of drips overnight from one nipple, and none from the other. My chickens found them and started drinking from them within minutes. So far, no sign of any dripping from the nipples, so installation inside the coop will be just fine. My plans at to put these (or the screw type which I also purchased) on a header inside the coop to water the birds. I believe this to be the best solution to watering chickens and avoiding all of the problems associated with water dishes, bowls, troughs and such. My challenge will be to place heat tape near or against the nipples to keep them free flowing during the winter.
(Posted on 6/22/12)
- Excellent Product Review by Chicken Newbie
First time raising chickens, after much research decided nipple waterer was the way to go for continuously clean water. A drop of water on each beak was the only training required and they all figured it out. Would definitely recommend this product and will purchase from QC Supply again.
(Posted on 6/18/12)
- good product Review by jim c
Easy to install, works as advertised
(Posted on 6/14/12)
- Great Product Review by buckedoff1
Easy to install and works great.
(Posted on 6/13/12)
- Works Great! Review by Mbrykhus
Installed mine in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket that I hung high enough for the chickens to get underneath. They found them quickly and started drinking right away. I also put a livestock float valve in the top of the bucket hooked to a garden hose so they never run out of water. I trimmed the lid around the mounting brackets and hose so in case they perch on top the water stays clean.
(Posted on 6/12/12)
- Great nipple - great service Review by tsimitpo
So far I've only used these with gravity-fed systems, but they've worked great - even with icy, semi-frozen water. When I installed them in schedule 40 PVC pipe with the recommended 11/32 hole, the grommets all split. I contacted QC Supply and that same day they sent replacement grommets (thanks QC!). A 3/8 hole worked perfect in the schedule 40 pipe and nary a drip (at about 5 feet of gravity-fed head pressure) .
(Posted on 6/8/12)
- great! Review by Poultry Person
The ducklings were making such a mess of the brooder before, no longer with this system! I can hardly wait to get all our birds on this system, neat and easy! What a time saver, and money saver in wet bedding. I wish we hadn't bought all those expensive classic chicken waterers.
(Posted on 6/8/12)
- Cheap and Easy! Review by winterladyak
These were so easy to install, and work great. 8 week old pullets figured it out within seconds, mainly because they thought they were a new kind of food. Shipping very fast too, cheap and only 10 days to Alaska. I ordered a bunch extra because they were so cheap, but didn't break any grommets installing 4 into a bucket. So happy there will be no more spilled water!
(Posted on 6/1/12)
- xxxxx Review by chicken lady
well i have used 2 and the water won't stop dripping. Looks like i will be buying one already made up
(Posted on 5/31/12)
- Works Great & Easy to Install Review by UrbanMamaHen
I got the tip to use these nipples from other flock owners who posted their experience on backyardchickens.com. It took no time to install the nipple in a 1-gallon milk jug. I used the 5/16 drill bit and it worked great. No leaks so far and my 8-week old chicks checked it out within seconds the jug was in their coop. Within three minutes, all four chicks were drinking from it. So glad I got these.
(Posted on 5/31/12)
- So simple!! Review by laflynn
I recently got 8 chicks for my children. We hated cleaning the water constantly. I bought these nibbles and attached them to an old cookie dough bucket with lid. So easy to assemble and the chicks took to the system very quickly. I would highly recommend this product!
(Posted on 5/29/12)
- Great nipple, Must have. Review by bob
Ordered the Rubber push on nipples and they work great. I have one in a old water bottle , drilled a hole in the lid and it works great! Chickens love it. no more dirty water!
These looked better then the ones on **azon. Thanks QC
(Posted on 5/25/12)
- The Best! Review by Sue
I was about to give up on the poultry nipple waterer idea until I tried these from QC.
I first tried a screw-in type nipple from another manufacturer released an excessive amount of water when the hens pushed the nipples. They didn't leak from the base - just dropped too much water while they were being used. I had placed a 9" round pan under the bucket and was getting about 1/2" water in it about every 2-3 days use! (I had even used several different types of buckets to be sure the problem wasn't with the plastic weight.)
An "online friend" recommended the push-ins from QC so I decided to give them a try. These are GREAT! No leaking or excessive water drop during drinking - and dry enough that I don't even need to put a pan underneath. (FYI...using the SAME bucket and drilled holes I was using with screw-ins!)
I also purchased a supply of the replacement grommets. Since I'm a new user, I'm not sure how long they'll last before they need to be replaced.
(Posted on 5/24/12)
- GREAT PRODUCT Review by SnRPets
I needed something to keep my coup water clean, and these were great for just that. My hens quickly got used to them and love them. 5 Stars - Pick these up!!!
(Posted on 5/22/12)
- BEST $1.28 you will ever spend Review by Mochilero
Installed these on a lidded 5 gal bucket for my tractor. Piece of cake. Three egg layers from another flock took to 2 nipples in less then an hour! My grandchildren are mesmerized. Hours & hours of entertainment.
(Posted on 5/21/12)
- The best chicken nipples Review by BNF
I have been using these nipples since 2009. Here is the watering system that I put together for my birds, I am so pleased with this set up I won't use anything else. I have had chicks a week old using these nipples also geese and turkeys.
(Posted on 5/18/12)
- Fantastic product Review by GDC
These are the best and properly installed, they won't leak.
(Posted on 5/16/12)
- Excellent Review by Tim
Finally tried these after reading several great reviews. They are AWESOME! No more poopy water, no more wood shavings in the water! Simple and fast to use. Took my chicks 5 min to figure them out and then they all were going at it at once! Great product. The push in type are a little difficult to press fit (I used a 2 liter bottle as the water source) they have not leaked yet!
(Posted on 5/14/12)
- Love them! Review by sterlingsue
These nipples are a lifesaver. With 13 separate pens, I was spending all my time watering. Now, once a week with a 5 gallon bucket, and I can actually go away for a week & not worry about their water. With in 2 hours they were drinking from them...
(Posted on 5/7/12)
- Wrong pipe Review by Ben
I bought the push in nipples and found that to get best performance you need to buy the thin wall pvc. I purchased the thicker pvc with a higher psi rating. The bushings(grommet) tend to break in the thicker pipe. I also found that vaseline makes all the difference when pushing them into the pipe.
(Posted on 5/4/12)
- Clean water for the birds! Review by jeh
Excellent product. Once you get the hang of making the holes, you are golden. Keeps the water trash free all the time, and the birds learn how to use it very quickly.
(Posted on 5/1/12)
- Clean water! Review by Mountain Woman
I love these nipples. They were easy to install. I put them in different bottles (small 24 oz. and 2 liter). It took a little effort because I didn't have a bit big enough and I used a sharp knife instead. All the chicks learned to use the nipples easily.
(Posted on 4/29/12)
- Great product!!! Review by Sue
Works great, easy to put in and seems easy for the chickens to use. No more messy water dish!!!
(Posted on 4/18/12)
- Works Great! Easy to install- Must have! Review by (Re)Tired in TX
At first, I hung the bottle so that the 4-week old chicks would have to reach a little and they were reluctant. Once I lowered it to head-high, one of them tried it right away and the rest of the dozen quickly followed. Great product - great price - great service!
(Posted on 4/13/12)
- great Review by Joni
Went together great but, still trying to get the chickens to drink from the device. withheld water as long as I could. I'll keep trying.
(Posted on 4/8/12)
- I've ordered more Review by Stump
Hardest part was finding a 11/32 drill bit. Other than that these work great. Took our week-old chicks less than a day to discover and adapt to the hanging pail waterer.
(Posted on 4/2/12)
- The best way to water your flock Review by Sara
These are terrific. My new chicks instantly took to one I inserted in a 1L soda bottle. I love knowing they always have clean water, and their brooder stays clean and dry. I will transplant the nipples into a bucket when it's time to move the chicks outdoors. Highly recommended.
(Posted on 3/27/12)
- Work Great More Instructions Review by Dumb Cluck
Works great! Would be helpful to have a little more instructions, on my first try I installed them backward.
(Posted on 3/25/12)
- Great Product Review by Medic
This is the best way to keep nesting areas, coops and brooders clean as well as provide clean water. 2 day old chicks figured it right out. love them.
(Posted on 3/23/12)
- Great product, excellent service. Review by Montana Chicks
Excellent service! Best price on the net, can't find these locally. Very fast delivery, couldn't be happier.
(Posted on 3/23/12)
- Clean and effective Review by cosducks
I ordered a handful of these for my new ducklings.
I had a few two-liter bottles laying around, so I drilled holes into the caps, inserted the nipple and hung them upside down. Piece of cake.
It took the ducks a half hour or so to figure it out, but they sure did. Now their nest is much cleaner. Love this product!
(Posted on 3/19/12)
- easy awesomeness Review by chickenguy
17 day chicks took to the nipples in about a minute.(shiny and red helped) Nipples hung just above normal head level so they have to straighten up, but not stretch, to drink.
Used a plastic 64oz (ocean spray square ish) juice jug, hung from a cord, two nipples in the bottom, 11/32 holes. Easy to fill in place, just remove cap, keep cap very loose or make a small vent hole so water is not held back by suction after a few drinks.
(Posted on 3/11/12)
- Clean Review by aero80
This is the second purchase of water nipples since they work so well. A bucket with four nipples lasts them a week which makes us ALL happy!
(Posted on 12/2/11)
- So far, so good Review by chikn waterer
Ordered both push-in and the screw-in styles. Haven't used the screw in style yet, but the push-ins worked very nicely on a 2 gallon bucket. Very tight fit with the recommended 11/32" bit, but no leaks! Price was good but shipping was slow! Took 9 days to get to central NC. Four stars because of slow shipping.
(Posted on 11/22/11)
- Five star rating Review by Judy
Haven't used the product yet but I can't complain about the service of this company. Fast and I got a free pair of gloves. Wasn't expecting that. The product looks very easy to use and will be putting it together tomorrow. Thanks QC
(Posted on 10/23/11)
- Chicken nipples are AWESOME! Review by homerthefish
Ordered the push-ins and the screw-in styles. Both are very well made and installed easily into a 5 gallon bucket. The push-ins worked very nicely on a small 1/2 gallon milk jug. I used a bit of vegetable oil to help push them into the grommet. It was a tight fit getting them into the 5 gallon bucket, I had to enlarge the drilled hole every so slightly. No leaks in either container. Fast shipping and great prices... very happy!
(Posted on 7/14/11)
- Worth every penny Review by Andy
This is my third order (100) of these little gems. I am converting all my pens. The bucket waterers only need cleaning once a month instead of multiple times a week. 4 week old chicks figure out how to use them in 5 minutes flat. I use 3/8 inch drill in flat bottom buckets without leaks. I'll use 11/32 drill for round pipe installation. These nipples are designed for around 11 inches of water column pressure so they will leak if you fill the bucket more than that or hook them into your household water system. Buy them and use them, you will be glad you did.
(Posted on 7/4/11)
- Must have... Review by bdomara
My 6 week old chicks figured these out faster than it took me to put the waterer together, which was less than 30 mins. SIMPLE to convert any heavy duty bucket, jug, pail, once you find the right drill bit.
(Posted on 5/21/11)
- good product Review by hen
These are working out well. The chickens use it but the still seem thirsty when they are offered other waterers.
(Posted on 5/5/11)
- worked great ! Review by OmaLinda
The QC salesman on the phone was very helpful in steering us to the right nipple for our needs. We used a 3/8" drill to put 1 hole in the bottom of each empty vinegar jug and hung the jug with a length of baling wire (doubled) through the handle of the jug. No leaks. The newborn chicks took to it better than the hens so far, but perhaps if we removed their regular waterer they would go looking for another source and try it. Our hens tend to drink out of the dog and cat water containers, and we can't very well remove those . . .
(Posted on 5/5/11)
- Quick and easy. Review by Charlene
It took my husband about 5 minutes to make a small bucket waterer for our brooder; drill hole with 11/32' bit, push grommet in from bottom, wet nipple and grommet, push nipple in from bottom, no leaks! One of our 3 week old chicks figured it out immediately. The others will get it soon I'm sure. Then we won't have to clean out their waterer several times a day!
(Posted on 4/5/11)
- Useful, but not very sturdy Review by Manny
I'm going to have to reorder extra grommets. About one in each seven or eight of these broke as I forced in the pin on the drinkers. Emphasis: if you are 'driving' in and not 'pushing' in your drinkers, you may break a bunch of the rubber grommets and they'll leak. I only had spit to use as lube, so better lube may help this (silicone?).
I have since searched and seen advice to use a 3/8" bit instead of the recommended 11/32" bit, but have not tried this yet and it could cause leaking - I'll have to try it.
(Posted on 4/1/11)
- Drill bit size Review by Frizzle
Thank you for posting the drill bit size to use. I looked for directions in the package and could not find any or the bit size to use. I am off to find an 11/32" bit;)
(Posted on 3/31/11)
- Wonderful product! Review by momperson
I ordered these after seeing quite a few people use them. My babies took to them immediately. Jury still out on the older ones but I love them. Will definitely buy more in the future. Good price for shipping also.
(Posted on 3/25/11)
- 11/32" drill works perfectly. Review by JMW
I bought these to make some bucket waterers. They work perfectly pushed into an 11/32" hole. No leaks! I especially like that they always have clean water; and they took to the nipples right away, no "learning curve" to speak of.
I'll be using these or the threaded style on all of these on my future watering systems!
(Posted on 3/21/11)
- Awesome Review by none
These things rock, I ordered the screw in kind also, which have issues. The chickens seem to figure it out really fast. I will probably try them with rabbits too when i get around to getting some. Had to get the right size drill bit as the set that i had didnt have that size, cost around $5.
(Posted on 3/6/11)
- Can't Live Without in the poultry pens Review by daveb404
2nd or 3rd order of these, can't live without. I share with other friends who had the same old nasty water systems and problems and no more. They too think they are the best thing to hit the market for poultry water's and versatility. Chickens by nature like to make a mess in their water bowls, but these water nipples solves all your problems and all the mess along with it. Can't recommend them enough.
(Posted on 2/8/11)
- Great Review by Scott
Great Price & Shipping, but would be nice for us first-timers, if you would include some instructions. But, overall, a great product.
(Posted on 9/12/10)
- Great product and great price Review by daveb404
Made some individual hanging waterers with 4" pvc sewer pipe and capped one end and installed nipple. Cut to length you need, mine was about 20" and holds about one gallon works great, used hanger wire to hang and would use again in a heartbeat. Very clean system now, with no mess to contend with daily.
(Posted on 9/12/10)
- Nipple Waterers Work Well Review by wsdareme
The push in nipple waterers work very well and the chickens learned to use them in minutes. Directions would have made them easier to install. We had never used them, so we didn't know what size hole to drill nor did we know exactly how the rubber seal and the nipple went together. Had to mess around and figure it out. But they work great! QC Supply has the best price and shipping charge I was able to find on the web.
(Posted on 8/18/10)
- I will be buying more of these Review by Andy
Wish I'd tried them sooner.
(Posted on 8/12/10)
- Once installed works great, Review by Carolyn
Put some in bottoms of 5 gallon buckets and they were very easy to install. Tried putting them in smaller plastic containers and it was harder to put in, the plastic needs to be rigid to install it easily.
(Posted on 8/9/10)
- Product works perfectly Review by boiseburb
Product was extremely easy to use for watering our chickens and keeping messes to a minimum. The cost was much less than at other locations. I would recommend.
(Posted on 8/9/10)
- Should have used these a long time ago! Review by Steve
Helps keep chick brooder sanitary.
(Posted on 8/9/10)
- I would definitely purchase again. Review by ac
Using these for broiler chickens. Had a little issue pushing them into the bucket but other than that I am very happy with them. Chickens found them in no time and are using them with no leaks.
(Posted on 7/15/10)
- Great product! Review by Grace
Make sure your local hardware store has the proper bit size of 11/32". Anything else will cause leaks! Can't beat QC Supplies prices. Twice as cheap as any other online company. Would completely recommend to anyone looking to make some poultry waterers
(Posted on 4/29/10)
- Good nipple for gravity fed systems Review by poultry411
I use these for bucket waterers for poultry. great way to deliver clean water efficiently.
(Posted on 4/26/10)
- Love these nipples! Review by Crazy chicken lady
I made my own hanging nipple waterer for my chickens. I've used these with day-old chicks, cornish crosses, silkies, and various egg laying breeds. I have only had one chicken who "didn't get it" and I think he was mentally challenged anyway. I've been using them for a year now and they show no sign of wear. I will definitely continue to use these. Only thing I would suggest is that qcsupply carries replacement grommets.
(Posted on 4/5/10)
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