Muddy Hill Farm is proud to bring to market an improved no drip drinker nipple that installs into the side of a container.
Having tried nearly every type of drinker for his flocks of chickens and ducks Barry Chenkin, the proprietor of Muddy Hill Farm, decided it was time to make something that really worked.
This drinker nipple’s unique shape allows it to be easily screwed into place on the side of the container. The top and bottom are shaped like big wings making it easy to grasp and twist into place. The cup under the pin provides an area for the water to collect in as the bird moves the pin. The o-ring on the liquid side of the drinker nipple is kept seated by the tension of the spring inside until dislodged by the birds pecking actions.
Use an 11/32 drill bit for the best size hole to screw into. If you use a 3/8 you will need to put a couple of wraps of Teflon tape around the threads. DO NOT screw Sideways Sipper Drinker Nipple in all the way! Leave two or three of the threads showing OUTSIDE the container for a better seal. Running the nipple right up against the plastic wall of your container may break the sealing properties of the threads. You may find that if they do leak between the container and the Sideways Sipper Drinker Nipple you can place a bit of silicone to seal it.
If you are making a watering system and wanting to install in plastic pipe you will need to create the threads for the Sideways Sipper Drinker Nipple to screw in to. The Sideways Sipper Drinker Nipple is NOT strong enough to screw directly into plastic pipe. Creating the threads can be accomplished with a 1/8-27 thread tap.
Clean water = a healthy flock:
- Change your water at least weekly, but more often in hot weather as chickens prefer cool water to warm water.
- Clean the bucket and Sideways Sipper Drinker Nipple with soap and warm water weekly to minimize bio-film build up. Use a soft brissle toothbrush and Q-Tips to remove the biofilm.
- Do NOT use acids in the waterer as it will attack the metal spring and cause premature rusting
We would also suggest you consider this unique method of keeping your water temperature more stable: The CoolerAdapter