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Unique Chore-Time Nipple Drinker Provides Flow Rates Matching Bird Drinking Habits

MILFORD, Indiana, USA - Chore-Time's unique RELIA-FLOW® Nipple Drinker has been designed for a reliable, university-confirmed flow rate consistent with the way birds actually drink. The resulting nipple drinker helps poultry producers provide an optimum water flow rate to their birds to meet consumption needs thus reducing the risk of creating wet floors from the excess water flow capacity the birds don't need.

In developing this nipple drinker, Chore-Time studied how birds actually manipulate the nipple drinker to get a drink of water. While people usually push straight up on the nipple to create a water flow, the birds peck intermittently at the nipple and usually from the side. Because of the way birds drink from a nipple drinker, Chore-Time found that the amount of water flow when birds drink is quite different from finger triggering. With Chore-Time's RELIA-FLOW Drinker, birds can actually get more water flow at what the industry might view as a low "finger flow" rate.

The inventive Chore-Time nipple drinker also has the following features:

  • Precision machine-tooled stainless steel parts to provide constant and reliable water flow control in key wear areas for the lifetime of the nipple drinker.
  • Unitized, fully assembled, one-piece valve is easily field replaceable -- no more searching through the litter for tiny dropped parts!
  • High-strength plastic parts to resist chemicals and corrosion.

About Chore-Time

Chore-Time ( has been a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of poultry and egg production systems since 1952. With a complete line of solutions for feeding, feed handling, drinking, egg handling, climate control and management systems, Chore-Time is known for its revolutionary new concepts, innovative features and extensive independent distribution network. Part of the CTB, Inc. family of companies, Chore-Time operates globally from facilities in Indiana, Alabama, the Netherlands and Poland.