Works Well With Gravity Fed Systems Such as a 5 Gallon Bucket.
Poly Threaded Body Nipple for Poultry Drinkers.
- Poly Threaded Body
- Delrin Stainless Steel Lever
- 360° Side-Action
- Double Sealing
- Does Not Require a Drip Cup
- 1/8" Thread
- Thick Pin for Controlled Flow
- Designed for Broilers
- Each Nipple Works for 10-12 Birds
- Working pressure should be reduced to 1 PSI or less
- Vertical mounting ONLY. Will leak if mounted horizontally.
Needs a .90 ml (metric) hole to screw into. Need 11/32" drill bit (sold separately) to install. Some customers also find it beneficial to wrap Teflon tape (sold separately) around the threads of the nipple prior to installation. This step is optional.
- 2 or 5 Gallon Bucket
- Round or Square PVC Pipe
Manufacturer Part Number 420006 Animal Poultry & Gamebird
- Work well, but not as strong as hoped Review by Rod
All in all, for the price, these are pretty good. They were easy to install and don't seem to leak; however, you have to be very careful when installing them. I screwed them into PVC pipe and made the mistake of trying to make them "snug". I broke 2 of them just trying to make sure they were screwed in all the way. I can see why there's an option for an all-metal version, though at an obvious premium. That's my .02
(Posted on 5/23/13)
- Excellent Review by Quad L Farm
The product works great and fast delivery.
(Posted on 5/14/13)
- Chicken Nipples Review by squid
Great product, easy to install takes a lot of work out of watering the birds. Helps to read the other reviews.
(Posted on 5/2/13)
- A must have product with no substitutes. Review by HighMtnPoultry
These are the ones that work. There are other vendors and their products leak at all pressures. They look the same in the pictures but they are not the same.
If you have never considered using nipples for chicken water before, they are the only way to go. Here are some of my reasons:
* You can refill water containers easily (open top barrel connected to a pvc pipe with nipples or bucket with the nipples in the bottom). The standard waterers require a tricky flip of a 5 gallon container or two pieces. This can literally be an open topped container though I would put a lid over it for cleanliness.
* You can heat your water less expensively in the winter.
* They don't have massive leaks like low pressure range drinkers.
* A single nipple failing does not strand your birds with NO water.
* They function just fine with a slightly non-level orientation preventing the complete drain of water from standard chicken waterers.
* You can fix your waterer with an inexpensive new nipple.
* No litter in the water == less coccidia infections.
* Fewer spills == less water on floor == less floor rot.
(Posted on 4/29/13)
- Chicken Nipples Review by K4K
Product is reasonably priced and works great. Shipping is a bit costly considering it came in a padded envelope. All in all I recommend the product to anyone.
(Posted on 4/24/13)
- Excellent Product! Review by Bill
Works great. No more mess and no leaks!
(Posted on 4/15/13)
- great with proper installation Review by sandiegogarden
Saying "bye-bye" to all those dirty waterers, waterers that can't be used with ACV, waterers that need scrub brushes and so on could be worth quite a bit to a flockster! How lovely to say "bye-bye" to dumping poopy waterers in the wee hours of the morning!
Here's the scoop with the screw-in nipples specifically: a) if you are converting a soda bottle, milk bottle, or the like to use in a sick bay or for your new chicks-- do install in the nipple in the lid, do use Teflon tape, and do vent your bottle; b) if you are setting up a gravity system in your hen house or run--do use silicone around the nipples, do tap the holes (use correct size tap), do allow the PVC cement and silicone to cure, and be prepared to troubleshoot a leak.
Be careful not to collapse the threads with too much pressure rendering the nipple useless! Buy a couple extra nipples to have on hand.
But, when it is all set-up, leak free, and you sigh a big "ahhhh, no leaks" you will be a very, very happy flockster! You will merrily fill up your reservoirs and go about your day without chicken poop hands! And most importantly your flock will have a supply of clean water while limiting waterborne cooties!
(Posted on 4/15/13)
- perfect, clean, simple Review by lyka-fish
Very easy, effective, way to give young chicks and adult birds access to clean water. My birds would always scratch litter and poo up and into their water dish. Now I just have a 5 gallon bucket with a lid on top and three nipples on the bottom. It's simple, it's perfect. In the winter time the nipples are safe, because Ice always form on top of bucket first. In the summer time the lid prevents water loss from evaporation.
(Posted on 4/13/13)
- 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. 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)
- WORKS!!! No Training Needed! Review by WhoDoctor
I put this in the chicken coop, and before I could even turn the water on the chickens were pecking at these things. There was literally NO learning curve for them, and now, there is no more poop in their water, ever. My morning chores are forever changed. THANK YOU!
(Posted on 4/11/13)
- Buy It Now Review by Hen Master
Do not think! Just Buy it! Perfect item! Watch videos how to use it!
(Posted on 4/5/13)
- Excellent Review by Soyman
Fabulous product. My bedding stays completely dry... always. I even used it through the winter by hanging a heat lamp from the bucket handle just into the top of the bucket. The nipples only froze 2 or 3 times during the coldest nights (single digits) and it only took about 2 or 3 seconds of a lighter to thaw them even then. I just orders 35 more and they arrived in 2 days. Great product. Great service.
(Posted on 4/2/13)
- Great product Review by Chris
Watering nipples work great. We tried one when they came in and the chickens coop as been dry since day one. One of our chickens kept getting wet. He or she almost died and since we have been using the nipples none of our chickens have been wet since. Would give this product five stars if it would have come with what size drill bit to buy.
This product is well worth five star in lines of performance. Great shipping also. Got them is three and that is with standard shipping.
(Posted on 3/26/13)
- Great Job Review by quail dobbs
No problems whats so ever thanks
(Posted on 3/24/13)
- Super Fast Delivery Review by Freddie
Order came 2nd day - Water works amazing for baby ducks - no soggy stinky mess!
(Posted on 3/22/13)
- EXCELLENT Review by DUROC
AS good as the best, and better than the rest.
(Posted on 3/15/13)
- Great product! Review by tlm11215
Recommend purchasing for your chicken watering system.
(Posted on 3/13/13)
- Poly/Stainless Steel 360 Degree Nipple Review by JWest2k
I got the idea for this product from you tube videos and decided to purchase them from QC supply. They had the best prices for this product that I could find. I placed my order and it arrived very quickly. I put one of them on a bucket in my chicken coop and with in a few hours, they were drinking from it with no problem. Next I am going to change my watering system for my peafowl and for my chicken brooder. I am very satisfied with this product.
(Posted on 2/15/13)
- Great product Review by Mike
Great product. I was surprised at how heavy they are. They seamed to be well built. I think they will hold up well. I did make the mistake of putting one on the side of the bucket instead of the bottom, and it is leaking. I will have to get another bucket and put them all on the bottom. QC also sent me a new pair of glove that I did not order, I thought that was pretty cool!! Thanks QC will be ordering other products.
(Posted on 1/31/13)
- Great product - great service Review by Chicken-Sara
My chicken ladies so easily adapted to the nipples. No more waterer filled with dirt/sand that they'd scratched. Easy to install into 1 gallon bucket WITH lid and suspended in chix run! I recommend this watering method to all chicken lovers. Makes taking care easy and clean!!
(Posted on 12/29/12)
- Children happier Review by chicken tractor enthusiast
My three kids are happier now that their chicken tractors have 5-gal buckets with the QC nipples as the water supply. Delivery was prompt, although we had to assign a customs broker. My older birds seem to be taking a bit longer to find them, but I'll try coating some of them with something to make them peck at them.
(Posted on 12/10/12)
- Wonderful! Review by Nik's Chiks
Saves so much time having automatic waters ... nice to know the girls always have clean fresh water! The nipples are so easy for the girls to drink from...I think they find the nipples very entertaining too. My only wish is that the nipples themselves could be taken apart for cleaning....
(Posted on 12/9/12)
- Worth the money Review by Val
I got a few of these for my chickens and so far they work great. Time will tell if it will clog or not. There is no way to get inside them to clean out if they do.
(Posted on 12/6/12)
- no more sick birds from drinking crappy water Review by best ever
no more worries over water and water with crap in it. I am using them for quail and with regular waterers the quail would crap in the water on purpose with these they start drinking from them within a couple of days after hatching and from then on thats all I use.
(Posted on 11/30/12)
- Very Good Product/No Leaks Review by LA Chicken Man
Very good product, I made a waterer out of PVC pipe with a spout going into the coop so I don't have to go into the coop to fill the waterer.
I have a 3" PVC pipe with a cap (this is where I fill it) Reduced to a 1" then a 90 elbow, then a another length of 1" with a cap on the end. I drilled 4-3/8" holes in the bottom of the final length equally spaced and then I dipped the nipples in cooking oil and inserted them into the PVC.
Works really well, I'm not changing water every day filled with poop. The chickens took a couple hours to figure out how to get water but they use it now.
(Posted on 11/13/12)
- Time and work saver! Review by Nancy
Great product. Chickens learned how to use very quickly. Now they always have clean water and no more spills in the coop. I put three in a four gallon bucket I got free from a deli department at a local grocery store. I added an electric thermostatic controlled de icer in the pail for winter and it never freezes. No more poop in their water!
(Posted on 11/12/12)
- easy to install product Review by chickmagnet
this product is an easy install. just screw it in but be sure to have the water you sending through it at low pressure because if its not when you push on the nipple all that comes out is air. Great Product though!
(Posted on 11/11/12)
- No mess Review by urbanfarmer
My chickens took to the new nipple waterers within a half hour. I had to kind of show them but then they took over. They might have figured it out on their own. But now no mess of chickens kicking dirt into the waterers.
(Posted on 11/8/12)
- Great Review by Gary
Great product. Fast Shipping.
(Posted on 11/1/12)
- PVC install difficult Review by The Sky Is Falling
PVC and Bucket are recommended applications. I found the unit device of good quality with a good stiff thread. The problem I encountered was that the pipe is very stiff as well. I had gotten a thick wall pipe and was absolutely unable to force thread into an 11/16" drilled hole. I got some thinner wall pvc pipe thinking I might be able to get it started. Not so! I heated the hole ever so slightly thinking I'd make the pvc just slightly soft and I was able to thread the unit. I know this is not recommended and I would concur, but I still don't know how pvc is a recommended. I used some teflon tape and I have very slight weeps that I'm going to live with for now. But maybe someone can address how this should be accomplished since it is a recommended application. I bet bucket would work great because it is a softer thinner plastic.
(Posted on 11/1/12)
- Great solution! Review by Chris
Only found this product by chance and wish I'd have learned earlier.
(Posted on 10/19/12)
- Excellent option Review by Mtnbear
Great Value- Much better/cleaner watering system.
(Posted on 10/18/12)
- Work very good Review by Chick Man
(Posted on 10/18/12)
- didn't work for me. Review by Backyardfarmer
Chickens wouldn't drink from them and they leaked.
(Posted on 10/18/12)
- Excellent! Review by Debbie's Happy Hens
So far so good! I was a bit worried since I introduced this product with older chickens, but sitting with them and showing them how it works only took them a few minutes to figure out. Luckily I have one hen who took to it immediately and the others just followed her lead. They were extremely easy to install but I should have done this 20 years ago! Better late than never! The order came very quickly and I got some free gloves to boot! Thank you QC Supply!
(Posted on 10/17/12)
- Great Review by Cheryl
(Posted on 10/8/12)
- Great Value Review by setone
At a price a lot less than some other places, these water nipples are first class and do the job they were intended to do.
(Posted on 10/6/12)
- Exactly what I needed and fast shipping Review by chicken nipple guy
I am very happy with the product - I couldn't find these watering nipples locally for less than $4.95 each which I think is outrageous. Thanks
(Posted on 10/6/12)
- Excellent product Review by Squeak
Worked exactly as described and was actually higher quality than I expected for the price.
(Posted on 9/26/12)
- 360 water Nipples Review by C.H.Ickens
The nipples work well and drip very little if any. I installed 12 nipples every 7" along a 1" ID Schd 40 PVC. My chickens were introduced with this method at 6 Months plus. after a few hours some chickens could drink without losing a drop most of the other chickens are like a two year old with an ice cream cone on a hot day. This left wet bedding along the whole run of nipples. To solve this problem I ripped a length of 2" schd 40 PVC in half length wise and sealed both ends, making a trough. I hung the trough level about 3" or so below the run of nipples. Now they can use the nipples and drink the water collecting in the trough. The coop floor is dry.
(Posted on 9/22/12)
- Good product Review by Jerry
Using them for rabbits, they work great
(Posted on 9/22/12)
- Excellent product Review by Eva
This is an excellent product. Our chickens didn't hesitate to drink water from these nipples. A real time saver, not to mention that we can leave for few days and not have to worry about them running out of water. Thanks for such a great product.
(Posted on 9/22/12)
- Great Product Review by garneryan
Worked perfect and SO much better than cleaning out dirty waterers. Only advice is, do not use with a container that has a sealed top. I put these in the bottom of a 1 gallon vinegar jug. I couldn't figure out why they wouldn't work until I took the top off the container. The air tight seal wouldn't allow air in to replace the water coming out. Set the top on loosely and now they work great!
(Posted on 9/18/12)
- Good value, time saver, sanitary Review by Fowl guy
Installed them on10 feet of U- shaped 4"PVC pipe in my 3 coops. The pipes hold 7.5 gal. of water each. Saves water and time over cleaning out the old 3 gal waterers. They are much more sanitary. Wish I had installed these years ago.
(Posted on 9/16/12)
- excellent Review by birdworld
great product. birds learned quickly. good service.
(Posted on 9/15/12)
- 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)
- I wouldn't have believed!!! Review by Bobby
With my husband's help, I attached a T bar of PVC into the bottom of an old 5 gallon Paint bucket, attached the nipples and hung it up in the hen house. I left the old 1 gallon wateres in place thinking it would take several days for my old hens to adjust to the new contraption!! Within 30 minutes they were all " All 20 " were checking it out and drinking . No more washing and refilling gallon jugs for me!! YEAH!!
(Posted on 9/10/12)
- Near Perfect! Review by EvilerEviler
Pros: These work great and the chickens teach themselves quickly. It takes the hassle of messy jugs out of the equation. I Highly recommend.
Cons: The plastic threads aren't great at cutting thru schedule 40 PVC, you might want to use a tap.
The chicks pecking at the tip makes a lot of dribble, a lot! If you use wood chips it's important you create a make-shift gutter to catch the excess dribbles or you'll waste a lot of shavings, thankfully this is easy to do.
(Posted on 9/7/12)
- waterer nipple Review by Jessica
The chicken are very happy with the new waterer and thanks for the gloves. Now the water stays clean.
(Posted on 9/6/12)
- He he! Did you say Chicken Nipples?? Review by Back Yard Chick
5 girls using 2 nipples for 4 months and so far still going strong. Chickens can learn and do so quickly! I worry that they are not getting as much water, as they could with dipping their beak in and then up in the air to swallow like they do, but alas no one has had health problems because of my worry. I even saw one of the girls on top on the PVC pipe. She was balancing and leaning over/upside down to peck at the nipple and still seemed to be able to get water. I gave her an 8 on the dismount!
(Posted on 9/5/12)
- Life Changing!! Review by Skywatch
Order shipped fast and contents excellent condition. I used a 2 liter bottle with a 11/32 hole in the cap. It started leaking after 5 min so I added some Teflon tape. Two hours later and lots of birds feeding NO LEAKS! Thank you QC Supply this has been a great relief from having to change their water 3-4 times a day. I highly recommend this company and this product.
(Posted on 8/30/12)
- great product Review by jv
good quality product, chickens took to it immediately.
(Posted on 8/26/12)
- Great Waterers Review by Porter55
These are really good nipples . They worked awesome. I've seen some comments about the threads. I'm a machinist by trade. These actually have a 1/8-28 BSP thread (British Standard Pipe thread), also known as BSPP or BSPT thread. It takes an "R" drill (.339 dia.).
(Posted on 8/25/12)
- very good so far! Review by schanzeo
Very good looking product, a few directions would help but not rocket science. We will see how they hold up.
(Posted on 8/22/12)
- chicken nipples Review by tommy
work great, put five in bottom of 5 gal. bucket with lid. go in simple and didn't take long for chickens to start pecking at them. Keeps the water nice and clean without refilling as often on our southern hot days.
(Posted on 8/15/12)
- Awesome product great price Review by Condor
I purchased these to add to my existing watering system as well as creating an outside watering bucket for my hens. They work great and there is no learning curve for the chickens. An occasional drip is not a problem and the price is far less than F***TEK. I purchased 5 of each type and it was still less less expensive than the 5 I purchase from the other company including the shipping.
(Posted on 8/12/12)
- Much better than other nipples Review by CA
I originally bought similar nipples elsewhere. They leaked right away. Bought new ones from QC and they have been in for about a week. No leaks. Spend the extra 20 cents each and get the good ones from QC.
(Posted on 8/11/12)
- chickens love them Review by tupergun
fast service with no problems at any time.
(Posted on 8/8/12)
- Service Review by John
We are very happy with the nipple drinkers also the service was very good!!!!
(Posted on 8/6/12)
- Good Stuff Review by Tom Grant
One of the best purchases I have made in the last 30 years. Keeps the water clean, avoids muddy spots, avoids waste, easy to keep the water cool, easy for the chickens to use.
(Posted on 8/3/12)
- Gerat product Review by sweetpea8319
Product arrived in great condition!
(Posted on 7/27/12)
- excellent Review by JSM,Alamo,Tx
Easy to install (less than 30 minutes to install 15 nipples), working great. The price was well within my budget. I had looked for this item for several months and could not find it at a reasonable price, until someone in a blog referred me to QC Supply. Thanks Bloggers.
(Posted on 7/27/12)
- j Review by bennyboy
I purchased the nipple waterers from QC Supply and was skeptical at first, but now that I got them I will never use anything else. This has got to be the best thing ever invented. The service from QC supply was great; I received way before expected.
(Posted on 7/24/12)
- Finally a dry coop Review by kglover
Great product! Installations was very quick and easy once I bought the correct bit size. Installed in the bottom of an old plastic waterer and it took my chickens mear minutes to figure out how to drink from it! Now, I have a dry coop and the have a clean supply of water for days!
(Posted on 7/23/12)
- works- with dose of common sense Review by Prentice
I use this in bottom of 2 gallon bucket. Leaked at first with a 5/16" bit drilling hole. Then I laid a bead of butyl tape around outside of joint and no leaks. Manufacturer info shows no thread size and pitch. Hardware and my tap box don't match up with any thread type either. Next mission was to go to local machinist and have them check with their inventory of thread gauges. Reason being a nut would complete seal with no tape necessary. My thought is threads are an off size, kinda like electrical fittings, a realm of their own.... next purchase will be push in nipple.
(Posted on 7/21/12)
- Very pleased. Review by Robb
Great value, order came in a timely manner. I liked the complimentary garden gloves.
(Posted on 7/21/12)
- Good but not exactly what I expected Review by Mememe
It is a great product, I just thought this was the type that you could unscrew to take apart. These are all one piece.
(Posted on 7/20/12)
- Easy Peasy Review by KAOS
These work as great as all the reviews claim!! I have no complaints. Easy to install even without the special drill bit. My chickens were fine with the transition to the new system. I have standard as well as bantam. They were 11 weeks when I made the switch.
(Posted on 7/19/12)
- User Friendly Review by Roostershenanigans
I was a little worried about the seal in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket but as long as you use the 11/32" drill bit and the thread tape it works well. Depending on the mounting surface thickness, try to not cover the end of the threads with the tape, otherwise the overlapping tape can interfere with normal operation (controled leak).
(Posted on 7/18/12)
- instructions would be nice Review by suburban survivalist
The product seems to work very well; the chickens took to it immediately and the nipples don't leak. On the other hand, you need a well stocked machine shop to properly install them, and no one thought it was relevant to mention this fact on the website. They are threaded plastic so optimally the bottle would be drilled and tapped so they would thread in cleanly, but there is no mention of which tools are needed on the website or or elsewhere. Without the right tap, you need Teflon tape and a lot of patience to get the union to not leak. A nut and rubber washer would also solve the problem, but those are also not included. Irritating. I suppose that would be solved by getting the Push-In style waterers.
(Posted on 7/18/12)
- Great Review by Gary
Great product and service.
(Posted on 7/18/12)
- Love it! Review by Aspendance
We love these nipples! No more hand-washing chicken water fonts - the water stays clean and there is no waste, either.
(Posted on 7/16/12)
- 5 star Review by Cindi
Works like a champ with very little dripping. It beats the standard water container system hands down! No muss no fuss. We used a horse watering bucket (because it has a heater) drilled and filled and that was that.
(Posted on 7/13/12)
- Great for all poultry Review by The Farmers
Purchased about 2 weeks ago and they are the greatest!!! Saves time on cleaning and is a healthier water supply. Surprisingly the turkeys took to it immediately and most chickens took to it by the end of the day.
(Posted on 7/11/12)
- Good product Review by chicken lady
Looks like a good quality water nipple.
(Posted on 7/9/12)
- These worked great for us Review by The egg man
We screwed a couple of these into the bottom of a plastic jug from a water cooler. They work great, the chickens took to them right away. They don't seem to leak at all.
(Posted on 7/4/12)
- Great Product Review by bluelucky
I ordered 3 of these and all of them work just great!! The chicks loves them and recommend them to anyone who wants clean water all day long..
(Posted on 6/23/12)
- Awesome poultry nipples! Review by devie dalli
These poultry nipples work great. All of our chickens caught on fine. One chicken took two days to learn. It's great with no poop in the water. We installed the nipples into a five gallon bucket. We used the recommended drill bit. The nipples don't leak at all if you install them straight up and down. The 360 degree nipple end hangs directly in the middle if it's straight up and down which doesn't leave it open for water to sneak out. We are very satisfied customers and received good customer service. Thanks!
(Posted on 6/23/12)
- Best Invention Since the Microwave Review by Bonnie
I recently had a problem with my big 7 gallon waterer. Not only was it constantly nasty with chicken poop/feed/dirt etc., but I somehow got a type of algae in the waterer that I did not see. I was away for a long weekend and had a friend come to water and feed my chickens. Our weather in southern Alabama is very hot & humid so it doesn't take long for algae to grow & multiply quickly. When I returned home I noticed several of my chickens were sick. Some had swollen eyes (like conjunctivitis) and were coughing & sneezing and having a hard time breathing. I noticed the 7 gallon waterer was all nasty with algae & other chicken debris as my friend thought as long as there was water in the waterer, it was okay. I immediately scrubbed and chloroxed the waterer but the damage had already been done. Chickens are highly allergic to algae and gives them a sort of a Botulism as well as Respiratory Distress. I've lost about a dozen beautiful, prized chickens because of this but luckily my local Farmers Supply Co gave me some antibiotics with steroids which has helped save my entire flock of chickens. Some are still sick but are recovering & getting stronger everyday. I read on the internet about these chicken nipple watering systems and quickly ordered from QC Supply as well as a very good disinfectant you ALL should have on hand to clean your chicken houses/coops/yards etc. It is called VIROCID and kills bacteria, fungus and virus germs which are always in a dirty environment such as a chicken yard. My chickens now have a clean living environment as well as a good, clean source of drinking water with my new chicken nipple waterer. I have a 5 gallon bucket OUTSIDE my chicken yard with PVC running into the coop/yard and at 3 levels for my different age groups of chickens. Chicks can't reach a full hens height for drinking so I have one with 4 nipples for the full grown hens, dropping down to a second level with 4 nipples for the adolescents and dropping down to a third level for the chicks. Everyone is now happy, clean, safe & sound and I'm GLAD I no longer have to worry about cleaning a nasty, filthy chicken waterer or my chickens getting sick & dying from a dirty waterer. LESSON LEARNED the hard way but thanks to QC Supply, they helped me solve a major problem with nasty waterers. Order from QC Supply as your orders are processed and receipt is within a couple of days. STAY AWAY from those overseas distributors in China. Their prices may be cheaper but the shipping/handling is costly, the ETA is weeks and the parts could not possibly be made to last. Happy Farming!!
(Posted on 6/21/12)
- Great product at a great price! Review by AlabamaMom
I looked all over the place, Ebay, Amazon, Google, etc. and saw some of these for cheaper and people seemed to complain about them leaking or saying that they looked made cheaply. Also, other ones I saw for sale seemed to come apart into multiple pieces. I didn't want to waste my money, so I went ahead and ordered 4 of these here since the reviews seemed to indicate good quality. I was very pleased when I got them. They are very sturdy plastic, threaded, and one piece. I got a 5 gallon bucket and since I didn't have the recommended drill bit, nor could I find them anywhere locally (which I was surprised), I used one that looked as close to the right size as possible and just tried to make the hole a little bigger as I drilled. I had to push and turn really hard to get it started, but since these are threaded, you can actually screw them in. Complaints on other nipples sold elsewhere said the threads were straight and you couldn't screw them in. These screwed in really nice and tight. I needed no O-rings or sealant of any kind to make these fit just right and they don't leak at all. The chickens had a tough time getting the hang of it, probably because I used an orange bucket. They kept pecking at the bucket, not the nipples. I'd suggest getting a white bucket or something non-red. I have 17 chickens and they all do great with it. I did have to take their water away for the evening and put jelly on the nipples to try to encourage them to use it and dripped water off it, etc. to try to get them to figure it out. They went to bed that night with only 3 sort of getting the hang of it and by the morning, I was pleasantly surprised to see them all pecking at the nipples furiously. They all have the hang of it now and I have no more messy water and am a very happy customer!
(Posted on 6/4/12)
- Market breakthru for chicken nipple feeder Review by summerwind chicken princess
The chicken nipple gravity feeder has ended the mess with the bowl of cruddy water they used to stand in even thou I changed it every day. Sturdy red colored nipples got their attention right away. Minimal expense for pvc pipe and parts,and good directions available for assemble info. My ten chickens are much happier with this set-up than the mess we had before. Five gallon bucket lasts about five days if need be.
(Posted on 6/3/12)
- well made,quality product, good instructions Review by Misty Chicken Summer Lily
the product instructions and pictures were clear and precise. The product arrived on time with a nice free gift. Product is clearly well made of high quality material and was easily installed.
(Posted on 6/3/12)
- Excellent product Review by Deanlubo
Great way to water chickens. Product quality is very important to me and these nipples are an excellent product.
(Posted on 6/1/12)
- Best thing EVER!! Review by ChickMama
I LOVE the poultry nipples!! I no longer have to change the chicks water out 4-5 times a day because they have either pooped/stepped/or made a mess of the waterer. I no longer have to deal with water all over the brooder. I will NEVER go back to using the "water bowl" type waterers. My 6 week old chicks took about 5 minutes to figure out what/how to get water from the nipples... and I think they actually love them too (no more poohy water)
(Posted on 5/31/12)
- They leak Review by Amy
I was very excited to try these out for my thirsty girls, but to my dismay...they leak!! :-(
Total bummer. We tried all 5 of them, some leak worse than others. Not leaking for the threaded area but the "nipple" area itself! I can not use these inside the coop or it will be quite wet in time! I can only use them outside, but now big wet mushy area beneath waterer. I seriously doubt I have the only 5 nipples that leak, I did not see this problem with other reviews..so I am puzzled... :-/
(Posted on 5/28/12)
- Will Buy More Review by chicken man
got them quicker than expected. Put 3 in the bottom of a 5 gal bucket, did not have the recommended bit, so i used one smaller and reamed the hole out just enough to get the threads started. finished with a wrench filled with some water no leaks, and put in the pen. It took the chicks about 5 seconds to figure it out. man it sure beats cleaning out the old style pan watering styles.
(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)
- The Chicken's Review Review by evaughn
We love these water nipples! Now our water tastes fresh and clean 100% of the time. We love the 360 degree action...makes it fun to peak and drink. Our owner put a little silicone around the treads before treading the nipples into the 1 1/2" PVC pipe. We know because we were watching and couldn't wait to try our new water system. No sooner had she installed the system, we tested the product and gave our stamp of approval. We highly recommend this very effective and efficient product to chickens and chicken lovers everywhere! We want to thank QC Supply for their great customer service to our owner...and she loves the free garden gloves! Long live QC Supply! You're the greatest!
(Posted on 5/15/12)
- Great product... Great price! Review by Sam
These are great for my ducks! They made a mess with their water, but not anymore. I used a 1/8-27 pipe tap to put them in a 1" PVC pipe worked great no leaks! Thanks for a great product
(Posted on 5/14/12)
- Clean product Review by Early bird
I have only had them installed for a week, but I love the fact that they are so clean. NO messing water can to clean and refill daily. It did not take long for the chickens to figure it out, my only concern is are they getting enough water. They seem to have to drank from it for a long time. I purchased 5 and installed 4 in a 3/4 inch PVC pipe attached to a 5 gallon bucket. I have not had any problem with leaks, Love the product and the service I received!!!
(Posted on 5/14/12)
- AWESOME! 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. I shared some with my cousin who has 500 chickens, I look forward to his review! I know he'll kick himself for waiting so long to use them!
(Posted on 5/14/12)
- The best for backyard chickens/ducks Review by Matty
I've used these for a couple of years with my chickens in my backyard and recently ordered some more for some ducks I am brooding. I wasn't sure about using them for baby ducks but they are working magnificently and keeping the brooder 99% cleaner and reducing water waste and spoilage. They are an absolutely must-have for the chicken owner, and you can't beat the price. I saw similar products listed elsewhere that looked cheap, but I ordered again from QC supply because their product is tested and true.
(Posted on 5/9/12)
- Great Nipples Review by Willie Dean
These nipples are Great!
(Posted on 5/3/12)
- Worth the money Review by Big Country
Nipples work great, I love them better than a standard water. This is such a clean system. I would do it over again.
(Posted on 5/3/12)
- great product Review by kevin
(Posted on 4/30/12)
- Only way to water ! Review by pbenelson
Great way to provide fresh, CLEAN, water to our chickens. Very pleased with our purchase, quick delivery, price, AND free gardening gloves:)
(Posted on 4/23/12)
- Excellent product that is easy to install and leak free Review by floydbay
Product was easy to install and leak free. By combining the chicken nipples with a 5-gallon bucket it resulted in a great inexpensive solution to the expensive commercial waterers.
(Posted on 4/19/12)
- Better than good, or expected Review by Travis
Very good watering idea. These were as easy as could be to put in and they are working great with no leaks. I am elated with this purchase and the price and shipping were very reasonable.
(Posted on 4/19/12)
- Great Product Review by Kerivan
Excellent product, arrived quickly, chicks took right to it.
(Posted on 4/13/12)
- Quality Product Review by Russ
Sweet little device...The quality surprised me. Very easy to install and if the Chicken`s don`t figure a way to mess it up, I should be able to leave them for the weekend and go to the woods or something. Also had great service from QC Supply. Thanks
(Posted on 4/1/12)
- Great Value and Fast Shipping Review by Brahma
11/32" is perfect bit to use; used some teflon tape around threads no leaking. Fast shipping, cheapest on the web and free pair of gloves. Thanks.
(Posted on 3/29/12)
- work great Review by kapp
this product works great highly recomended my chicks pecked them immediately
(Posted on 3/26/12)
- Built to last Review by Dwayne
This is a very robust product that will last the test of time and conditions. Takes the worry out of summer watering.
(Posted on 3/20/12)
- Awesome! Review by iluther
Chicks started using these while I was still assembling my system. All 25 of them caught on in less than 5 mins. You will probably need to thread the holes or do what I did and heat the pvc until soft. thread the nipple in let it cool unthread and apply some silicon caulk then thread them back in and let it dry before adding water. Works great now I love them.
(Posted on 3/14/12)
- Very Helpful Review by Yashar
I really like this product. I think it works better on a thicker plastic than on something as thin as a milk jug. 5 gallon bucket work great, also do thicker gallon jugs.
I also used 2 liter bottles and put the nipple in the cap and used zip ties to attach the bottle to the chicken wire. The zip tie on the bottom held the narrow end and the larger tie at the top held the bottle in place. The top one could slide up to release the bottle.
I found an 11/32 to best.
It took a few tries to make it work perfectly with no drips, but I got O-rings to use on some of the waterers that I thought might leak.
Overall, I am very happy with these nipples, I would recommend them to everyone (and I do).
(Posted on 3/14/12)
- Clean Water Solution Review by Met Expectations
Very reasonably priced shipping, quick turnaround time, Great Communication. Very easy to install!
(Posted on 2/8/12)
- Great Product, Great Service Review by Meg
Worked great for our hens - glad to be able to buy them from a American retail source. Quality was great and installation was a breeze.
(Posted on 2/5/12)
- great product Review by Chicken Man
Great product. Chickens are very happy. Easy to clean and does a great job keeping the drinking water clean. Thanks!
(Posted on 1/26/12)
- Threads Review by DaveM
Like everyone else says these things work very well. What I couldn't find anywhere was a spec for the threads. After some careful measurements I think the thread is British Standard 1/8"-28 BPST. This is very close to American 1/8"-27 NPT (and in plastic it will probably work just fine). The 1/8"-28 BPST tap can be a bit hard to find but I discovered that Irwin makes a budget version that's available at acetoolonline.com. Running that tap to about 3/4 of it's length into PVC makes a nice snug leakproof connection.
(Posted on 1/19/12)
- 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)
- best addition to my pens Review by Fishman
I took a 55 gallon plastic drum and adapted a 1 inch pvc schedule 40 to the barrel. It works great. I lifted my barrel two foot above my pipe for proper pressure. These nipples are great. I ran the 1 inch trunk line through my pens and put the nipples into place. I taped each hole just to make it easier to put them in. I broke one trying to thread it in without tapping. I would highly recommend these nipples. I have not tried the other types or brands so I don't know how they compare to them. I think if you have chickens this is a must.
(Posted on 9/4/11)
- Yea! Review by Chickens in Milpitas
We have 10 3 week old chicks who were making a mess of their water. We switched from an inverted quart jar with tray to these and have found them easy to use and a huge time saver.
(Posted on 8/15/11)
- Great for Chicks Review by moldsberg
My 3 week old Silkies learned to use the chicken nipples very quickly. Love having clean water, and no mess & easy to install. The chicks seem to enjoy using the chicken nipples over the regular waterer. I placed both styles in their brooder and they keep choosing the chicken nipples. Will buy again from this supplier, fast shipping & good price.
(Posted on 8/5/11)
- I LOVE chicken nipples! Review by homerthefish
I ordered both the push-in and screw in style. Both install easily into a 5 gallon bucket but the push-ins seemed to be a bit better for thin plastic like a milk jug. No leaks from either style in the 5 gallon bucket. Easy to install by hand, I tried using a drill as I saw on you-tube - just twist in yourself and use pliers to snug at the end. No caulk or thread tape needed. Shipped quick and at an excellent price.
(Posted on 7/14/11)
- fast shipping work great Review by jake
Showed each hen once and they have had clean water to drink when ever they want since.
(Posted on 6/30/11)
- Quick Ship! Review by Randy
Product works great and arrived quickly. Threaded nipples into pvc and used teflon tape on threads and no leaks.
Great customer service as well!
(Posted on 6/24/11)
- easy to use Review by Eric
I installed 5 of these in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket by drilling a 5/16 hole (which technically is a bit smaller than what should be used in a metal container) and tapped the hole 1/8 npt.. being the bucket is plastic and relatively thin I was still able to thread it easily.. added a small amount of sealer on the threads for an extra measure and they sealed fine. Our chickens figured it out on their own right away.
(Posted on 6/13/11)
- Good product, fast shipping Review by Ms Evergreen State
I've had them only a few days, but they seem to be very good. Time will tell. I didn't have an 11/32" drill bit so used 5/16" and wiggled it to make the hole big enough. It was obvious my hole wasn't a perfect circle so I wasn't surprised when it leaked. Adding an o-ring that we had on-hand worked perfectly. I like to use o-rings better than silicone for a number of reasons. Any way, I'm very happy with the nipples and my hens have a clean water supply. Also, shipping was super fast, I ordered on Thurs and received on Monday. Thanks!
(Posted on 6/12/11)
- Great for Chicks! Review by bdomara
Easy to use and keeps things dry and poop free, but needed O rings to keep from leaking which did not come with the nipples. Best price I found online, tho, so it's a push.
(Posted on 5/21/11)
- Great--should have done this year's ago! Review by BE
Built a 1" PVC tube watering system--Works as promised.
(Posted on 5/6/11)
- Good Quality Product Review by billhawk
These watering nipples are the best value I could find, and are higher quality than I expected.
(Posted on 5/2/11)
- These are awesome nipples! Review by Purple Grin
Seriously...SO much cleaner and easier. Hooked up some tubing to a five gallon bucket feeding a 1" PVC pipe. I used an 1/8" pipe tap, but others don't. There are lots of example installations on youtube and backyardchickens.com. Just search chicken nipples at these sites. After 2 weeks, this has solved my most troublesome part of raising chickens. Thanks QC Supply!
(Posted on 4/29/11)
- Eggsellent product! Review by What the Cluck!
My chickens took to the nipples within a couple of hours...life is sooooo much easier now that I don't have to deal with that nasty waterer that I used to use. I got a 3.5 gallon bucket for n/c from Publix bakery. Yippee!!!
(Posted on 4/25/11)
- Excellent so far Review by TC
I've threaded these into a pvc pipe with a reservoir attached. No leaks. Seated well after I threaded the pipe with a 1/8 tap. Chickens both young and old caught on quickly. I recommend this product.
(Posted on 3/31/11)
- Way better than the push-in chicken nipple Review by Zoradi
I had originally purchased a push-in chicken nipple from a local feed store and was really disappointed. It would constantly leak and I could never get a tight enough seal. Then I bought this threaded style chicken nipple from QC supply. It's so easy to install and the chickens took to it in about a day. Now, it's all that they drink out of. I think they actually have fun pecking at it and finding water. Excellent product!
(Posted on 3/23/11)
- good buy Review by Skip
This product works great for a no-mess chicken watering system.
(Posted on 3/23/11)
- great for keeping water supply clean Review by fromcalifornia
These nipples are great and easy to install. My chicks were able to learn how to use them in less than an hour with little to no coaxing involved. However I have a cross-beaked chick so using the nipples are difficult for her. For regular beaked chicks, though, these nipples are necessary for keeping their water clean!
(Posted on 3/10/11)
- fantastic Review by fishinggirl
i am very pleased with this product.within 30min my little ducklings knew how to get their drinking water
(Posted on 3/7/11)
- Best I have found. Review by Olddudegeorge
I purchased 6 of these to see if they would work for watering my quail. I installed them in the end of 1/2" pvc pipe all connected together. The quail were drinking from them in less than 5 minutes.
I recently purchased an additional dozen and have installed these also. They are the best watering system on the market in my opinion. And the best priced that I have looked at. If installed hanging straight down there is no drip.
(Posted on 2/9/11)
- Awesome! Review by Matee
These are great. No more waste in the water. I am using them with baby chickens and they take right to them and get plenty of water. Highly recommended. This website also has the best price of anywhere else.
(Posted on 9/1/10)
- Good Product Review by JimRob
These work just as advertised. I put four in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket. Still teaching the hens how to get a drink.
(Posted on 8/19/10)
- Working great so far. Review by Paul
I use these watering nipples for laying hens, roosters and broiler production. I've used spring loaded watering nipples for rabbits for years but just started using nipples for poultry. The younger chickens caught on in a few hours. A few of the older chickens have had a little trouble adjusting to the nipples. I start using nipples for chicks at 8 weeks of age. Before that they drink from a mason jar fount. These beat the heck out of cleaning waterers or founts every day or two. With a 5 gallon bucket, some pipe and fittings you can make a watering system in less than 30 minutes. I can't say anything about the longevity of these as I've only used them for a few weeks so far. Hopefully they'll last as long as the nipples in my rabbit cages. Some of them are over 4 years old and still working great.
(Posted on 8/9/10)
- Great product and service! Review by TNbluebird
These are the best thing to use for watering my chickens! This is the cheapest and best site to get them from! Simple packaging, not full of catalogs etc. that I had to pay shipping for and even got a free pair of gloves. Got here fast!
(Posted on 8/9/10)
- Best thing since sliced bread! Review by newbie hobby farmer!
I put five nipples on the botton of a 5 gallon bucket and my two old baby chicken love them, they were a tad scared at first but really took to them. Next batch of chicks I will only use the nipples, so I don't have to use the jar waters.. I still put the regular waters out with the mason jar on just because some of them still like that and I don't want them to be without water. this was a great item and would recommend them to anyone! Keeps their water clean and fresh!
(Posted on 8/9/10)
- These are great Review by Gary T
These things work great. No more messy water dishes. The hens figured out how to use them very quickly and there has been no problems at all. QC supply was the best price I could find on the web I am very satisfied.
(Posted on 7/20/10)
- Amazing what you can teach a chicken! Review by MCMCH91
I had reservations about teaching my chickens (standard and bantam size) to drink from the 360 Nipple. Not anymore. One lesson and all are happily drinking. I purchased these waterers initially for our grower pen of meat birds as they need alot of water. My primary difficulty was that the nipples are 1/8" thread and the only commonly found T's and such for PVC in my area were 1/2". A trip to the local building center found a galvanized pipe reducer to solve the issue, but at added time and cost. Still well worth the price since all of my chicken pens and my quail pens are now on bucket waterers with PVC supply lines outfitted with these nipples. Install was straight forward and simple once the parts were located and it works like a dream. A typical heat tape on the pipe runs this winter and we are set.
(Posted on 7/8/10)
- Works great! Review by Peter
Works as I expected! The chickens took to it within 10 minutes of the nipples being installed in the run.
(Posted on 7/8/10)
- Great company and products. Review by m0rdecai
Really good value.
(Posted on 7/7/10)
- Good value Review by Jim
Easy to use and set up. Our chicks took to the nipples right away because of the red color, wish I found these sooner.
(Posted on 6/17/10)
- Quite a nifty project idea! Review by Rhonda the Happy Hippy Chicken Lady!
This water nipple is ingenious and very simple to use in making a waterer for my chickens. It works great and my chickens find it irristable to peck at. The red color of the nipple attracted their eye almost immediately. We are very happy with the nipples.
(Posted on 6/11/10)
- Excellent choice for hobbyist Review by auntieevil
Gravity fed poultry nipples are fabulous for poultry enthusiasts everywhere. They provide a means of distributing clean water to birds without the daily issue of removing and cleaning the waterer. Individual cages can be supplied without the need for a separate water container for each one. For flighty birds this is particularly good. I can't wait to have my whole barn set up with them. They are so good, I've had to order more to replace the ones my friends have bought from me.
(Posted on 6/8/10)
- Poly/Stainless Steel 360 Degree Nipple Review by 63sportsman
These nipples are avery good value. My chickens adapted very quickly(within a day)to using these.They are easy to install and I have had no problems with them what so ever.
(Posted on 6/8/10)
- Time Saver Review by Scarlett
I highly recommend for building your own chicken watering system.
(Posted on 5/20/10)
- Great Product Review by Chick Lady
This product works great.
(Posted on 11/18/09)