Horizontal (side mount) nipple drinker - Single (Red)



Horizontal (Side Mount) Nipple Drinker

Birds learn quickly how to use this system.

  • Ingenious design from Europe.
  • Easy to set up by simply drilling an 8mm hole into the side of a bucket or bottle even PVC pipe.
  • Suitable for low-pressure water supply only.
  • Position at a height suitable for the average chicken in your flock or have some higher or lower if your flock is of mixed sizes.
  • Birds quickly learn to use this system.
  • Suitable for chickens approx 3 weeks old to full-grown adults. (Not day olds)
  • Approx 3 to 4 hens maximum per nipple.

Tips for training chooks onto nipples 
The golden rule for teaching birds to use any type of new watering system like nipples is to remove all other sources of water! As long as they have what they are familiar with they will use it first and will never try something new. If their only choice is to drink from that new shiny metal thingy hanging under the pipe or bucket, it will only take one thirsty bird to try it and show everybody elsewhere to get a drink. To teach your birds to use the nipples, remember the golden rule - remove all other sources of water! When installing the new nipple system, simply gather your chooks around and show them by tapping the nipples with your fingers which cause water to leak. That will get their attention and they learn very quickly.

We recommend 3-4 chooks per nipple.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Saved our summer

These were brilliant. We used 1 per chook (3). Easy to screw into the 20L bucket at diff heights that we elevated and kept in the shade after our chooks stopping using their gravity feeder in the run. Sparrow proof. Access to larger water volumes keeps water cooler for longer. Chooks took to the drinkers quickly after a few prods.

Matthew Yianakis

Horizontal (side mount) nipple drinker - Single (Red)

colin webber
Horizontal water nipples

Great things , chickens adapted to them well, always clean water now, on demand

Ross Appleton

Horizontal (side mount) nipple drinker - Single (Red)

Sharon Cunningham
Horizontal side mount nipple drinker

My hens love drinking from these. The sparrows used to soil my open water container. Now I have a large bucket with a lid with these nipples at the bottom and the water says clean and only needs filling up once a week.