Hard to spot aren’t they. I think so as well. Luckily there is no such thing on the actual hen. So here are some cows nipples for those who thought they were duped!
Well I was not exactly telling porkies when I mentioned chook nipples, because the other day I bought some. In fact, I liked the look of them so much that I bought two bags. The bloke I got them from was also trying to sell me a bridge!
These so called chicken nipples are a commercial watering device that you clip on to 25mm pipe so that chooks can drink fresh water all day long. Our chooks have a habit of mucking up their water and we have to change it twice a day, and can’t leave them for more than a day. It works via gravity feed from a water barrel, and the hen puts her beak to the stainless steel tip and has a drink. Nice and apparently it doesn’t take them long to figure it out.
Further big news. I have a big chicken house construction underway that Kim, Ben and I started on the weekend just past, which I am not quite ready to show you all. Suffice to say, it is going to be the Taj Mahal of hen houses, with its own sustainable water supply and secure enclosure for the large chooks.
I am so excited, and can’t wait to finish it this weekend, with just the roof and the wire to go! Rock on Saturday.
Addendum: To see how I installed these in Cluckingham Palace click through to this post titled “Chicken Nipple Installation“.