Poultry Waterer – Drinker Everyone is looking for a quick and simple way to keep their poultry watered. Many folks have the talent and skills to make a waterer / drinker for their chickens but need a bit of help in locating the perfect parts. Well here they are! A lot less wet litter inside your coop if you keep your water inside! All you’ll need for installing the watering nipple is an 11/32 drill bit. The nipple assembly screws right into your container, so additional tools will NOT be needed. Drill a hole a few inches up from the bottom of the container. Screw the threaded chicken nipple directly into the hole. Screw in the threaded chicken nipple so that when you are finished the nipple tray is in the 6 o’clock position. The chicken nipple will come to you already assembled! The exploded view may help you to understand how it works. In the resting position the black o-ring (on the far right) seals the poultry nipple. Poultry pushes on spring loaded rod far enough to let water flow out. Many other nipples retain water inside of them. Nipples that retain water are more likely to freeze in winter months. If you keep your water warm then it should be able to flow even in freezing temps. Poultry bucket waterer / drinker with nipples installed on the side To locate buckets close to you try looking on Craigslist for your area. Notice how this bucket can be sitting directly on the ground for refilling and cleaning? What other nipple waterer/drinker allows you to do that? The experts suggest 5 birds per nipple. They also state that the poultry should be reaching up so there is less wasted water as they don’t have to twist their neck to drink. Placing the container up on cinder blocks will get it to a good working height.