|Don't waste your time refilling and
cleaning water containers.
Set up an automatic aviary water system.
Threaded water nipples
11/32 inch (8.73mm) screw in.
360 degree stainless steel nipple head.
Red plastic casing that can be taken apart for
cleaning if required.
These valves operate in a vertical position
pointing to the ground.
Nipple valves are
used to deliver clean water whenever they are
pecked and to save time spent on having to clean
and refill dirty water containers the old fashion
Nipple valves can be used in a PVC pipe watering
system or attached to the bottom of a plastic
water container such as a bucket.
The valves operate at a low pressure of less that
5.5 psi and are perfect for a gravity water
system. Using house tap water pressure requires a
water pressure regulator.
To use the valves
drill a 11/32 inch (8.73mm) hole in your PVC pipe
or a 5/16 inch (7.94mm) hole for a tighter fit if
using a plastic water container.
Screw the nipple valve into the hole.
Use plumbers thread tape if you find that the
Three chickens can share one valve and it is a
good idea to use more than one valve per cage.
If using on a water container such as a bucket,
hang the bucket up so that the chickens can walk
under it and reach up to peck at the valves.
Do not completely seal
container with a lid as this will create a
vacuum, stopping water flow.
Watch to make sure
that the birds don't go thirsty while they learn
how your new set up works.
Refill the water suppy as required.