Struggling with supplying a constant supply of fresh water to your new chicks, gamebirds or chickens?  Don’t have plumbing in your coop or run?  No problem! 

Creating a bucket nipple drinker for your chickens is a smart solution! These devices provide water to your feathered friends with minimal mess and help keep the water clean. Here’s how you can set up your own bucket nipple drinker:

Materials needed:

Now that you have gathered all your supplies.  The directions:

Simply drill 3 holes in the bottom of the bucket (a triangular spacing seems to work best).  When installing nipples, place the rubber grommet in the drilled hole first, followed by the actual nipple. **wetting the nipple first makes installation simpler!**  That’s it…fill with water and hang it for your birds!

You can adjust to any height, water stays clean and our grommeted nipples don’t require a cup (which can get dirty and bacteria filled).

You can use a bucket drinker indoors or outdoors.  In the winter just add a 10 gallon aquarium heater to prevent freezing! In the summer, you can add a block of ice and a couple ounces of apple cider vinegar to encourage them to drink water.

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