Drip-Free Nipple Drinker, 5 Gallons (6 nipples)
Description:This line of bucket waterers utilizing horizontal nipples resolves all the most common waterer problems, resulting in a no-drip, clean, freeze-free watering solution that we are proud to offer.
Best design for cold weather
The unique, horizontal nipple design won't drip. Say goodbye to icy mounds under your water
in winter! The bucket is American-made, food-safe, and UV-resistant, and
its lid is designed to fit a hose, and to accommodate a bucket waterer de-icer (which you can add on to your purchase in the pull-down menu, above, for a big savings, or purchase later)
to eliminate the hassle of lugging waterers in and out of the house day
and night all winter long. Due to the
unique nipple design that doesn't "hold" water, even in temps well below
freezing, your chickens will be sittin' pretty.
For flocks of up to 30
This five-gallon waterer contains six nipples, and each nipple accommodates up to five hens, so we recommend this size waterer for flocks of up to twenty-five to thirty chickens. If that's overkill for you, we offer the smaller 2 gallon, four nipple drinker--or you can purchase the nipples separately and attach them to your own system! Also take a look at our baby chick brooder bottle, if you like the idea of these horizontal nipples.
Nipple waterers have long been favored for the ease of cleaning: there's no tray for dirty beaks to soak in! Dirtied water doesn't get pulled back into the container, so you'll only need to clean your waterer it every few weeks or so. Due to the UV-resistant bucket, algae growth will be minimal to non-existent, depending on where you place the waterer. (In other words, put it inside the coop, and you'll have to clean it less!)
Training your flock
To get chickens started using the nipples we suggest tapping on each nipple so that water
fills the reservoir which chicken’s will see and they will drink. They
will then peck at the stainless steel pin which will release more water.
If chickens have a difficult time figuring it out we suggest putting
any kind of sweet jam or jelly onto the nipples. It is very important
to take all other water sources out during this time.
Some assembly is required. The buckets come with holes pre-drilled, so all you do is screw in the nipples. The manufacturer recommends screwing the nipples in only about 80% of the way, as the flange does not need to be secured fully flush with the bucket.
Round No-Roost Bucket Cover
No one likes to see their birds perched on their waterers or the natural
consequences that are coming nest. Try this unique Heavy Duty,
No-Roost Bucket Cover. Fits any model lid for 3.5 or 5 gallon buckets.
Dimensions: 10"x10"x6.5"Weight: 8.6 ounces