3D Printed Poultry Nipple
Here’s what you need to know…
- Our version II is 3D Printed from Color Impregnated Glass Infused Nylon. It is highly weatherable, has good UV-stability and is freeze and water proof.
- The drink pin is precision machined from high grade aluminum for maximum heat conductivity and then chromate coated to prevent corrosion.
- The grommet and the o-ring are made from a high grade butyl rubber rated for -75° to +250° F temperatures.
- We tested Drinker through 100°F 2018 Texas Summer to confirm adequate water delivery to layer hens and had no problems. We have not tested with broilers.
- We freeze tested Drinker with our heated Drinker in a 0° Freezer and it worked. No wind chill. You are purchasing the Freeze-Guard Poultry Drinker™ on a beta users basis… no promises, no refunds. Our expectations are that in limited winds, water will flow down to around 0°F but would freeze sub zero and in wind chill. We think that it would provide a convenience in the 0°F to 32°F range but not stand much of a chance in sub zero. A heated livestock bowl or heated dog bowl might go lower.
- It is best to buy this Drinker at the time of coop purchase or at the time of an accessory waterer purchase. The grommet that the Drinker uses requires an 5/8 hole which is bigger than the hole that comes in our standard waterer for a standard poultry nipple.
- If you are going to retrofit one of our existing waterers that you own you will have to carefully bore out your existing nipple hole to 5/8 and make sure it has clean edges before installing this product. You can be a little off, but not much. Use silicone lubricant or other lubricant to help seat the grommet after installation by rotating it.
- There’s no going back. Once the hole is drilled out, you’re married to this larger diameter Drinker.
Does not heat water. This only addresses the nipple freezing issues common in all industry standard poultry nipples in 0°F to 32°F conditions. We doubt it will work in sub zero or sub zero wind chill conditions.
Download Installation Instructions…
(If you’re retrofitting your waterer, you must first drill a 5/8 hole and install black rubber grommet)