Degrees ( with Welsh Corgi as witness )
Our chicken nipples are
meant to be installed vertically in the bottom of a container, but
Michael envisioned a PVC pipe waterer that was so slanted it could
water everything from the smallest chick to the biggest turkey.
He emailed to ask how much of an angle the nipples could handle before
they started leaking.
“I’m not sure,” I
responded. “But if you find out, please let me know!”
With the help of a handy
iPhone app, Michael was able to put his waterer to the test, tilting it
more and more until the nipples started to drip. Here’s Michael’s
experiment in his own words:
15 Degrees – No Leaking
18 Degrees – All OK!
20 Degrees – Still OK!
23 Degrees …..getting a
little wet, but not dripping
27 Degrees and not
dripping ( ! )
30 Degrees! Not really
dripping but close. End of “Test”.
Michael’s lead, be sure to install the nipples vertically in the
container before tilting it so that you get a good seal. Our do it yourself
chicken waterer kits
give you lots of other tips to make the best waterer for your backyard