Another inspiration that came from Wollangarra was to put some love into our chicken coop. We’ve had our beloved girls for almost 4 years, they’ve been through a move with us and we’ve added some new ladies to our flock.
We’ve been trying to figure out a good way to provide the chickens with water since we moved into our house, so while we were at Wollangarra we took great interest in what they use.
The have 2 different nipple waterer’s in their different chicken areas and they seemed to be working wonderfully. When we got home I jumped online and ordered some nipple dippers from eBay. We had some 90mm pipe at home that we planned to use. All I needed to do now was head to our closest hardware store and pick up some plumbing bits, plumbing glue and tape.
If you’ve decided to use 90 mm pipe, then you’ll also need 90 mm t-pieces and end caps.
We measured the length that we wanted to to span and then cut the pipe accordingly. We cut two 60 cm lengths, knowing that we needed to add the length of the end caps and the t-section to the final length.
Next step was two drill two holes in each piece of pipe. Make sure that the holes are in line so that the drippers all face downwards when finished.
Once the holes are drilled you then need to glue everything together. Do this in a well ventilated area, this stuff stinks! Make sure you know what has to go where, because this glue is very strong and is very difficult to even twist once glue and attached. You need to glue both elements that are being fixed together.
When glueing, again make sure that all the drilled holes are in line. You need to leave the glue to dry for 24 hours before continuing with the next steps.
Once the glue is set you’ll need to screw in the nipple drippers. Now this was some serious effort! We pushed and twisted, and pushed and twisted and finally we got all for attached.
We put some water in and tested it out, there were a few little drips coming out where they weren’t supposed to, so we put some silicone around each dripper. After letting that dry we installed it into the chicken coop.
The girls were so good and got it right away!
I love little DIY projects like this! How do you water your pets?