Water is one of the most important factors determining the growth and health of any chicken, be that broiler or breeders.

In addition, there is a need to focus on managing litter quality to avoid problems such as Foot pad dermatitis (FPD) – also known as pododermatitis or ‘foot burn’ caused by damp or wet litter. Dry, friable bedding is crucial to minimising FPD and other associated unwanted conditions.

We are working with LUBING UK to improve litter quality and solving foot pad problems by choosing nipples which keep litter dry without compromising product quality. A great deal of research has gone into ensuring that the nipples can provide birds with the water they require, both as day-old chicks and when approaching slaughter weight, without any water spillage. The LUBING nipples used have a special turned trigger-pin, providing significantly improved control of water flow and prevents any water leaking from the nipple

The system has evolved over many years but remains true to the original idea. The latest nipple, the Top Nipple, has become the industry standard whether it be in entirely stainless steel form or the plastic bodied version.

The “Top Nipple” has a 360 degree action that is ideal for chick starts, they find water almost immediately with no need for supplementary drinkers.

As the birds grow they drink by pushing the pin vertically thereby increasing the flow rate. By managing the height and water pressure the broiler grower can achieve perfect flow for his birds.

The “Top Nipple” is made from just 3 elements: the body, the top pin and the bottom pin. Even in the plastic bodied “Top Combi Nipple”, the contact points are all stainless steel to stainless steel. You will not find neoprene washers that perish or ball bearings prone to blockages in Lubing nipples.

All Lubing nipples are also available with reduced flow when drip cups are not required.

All nipples can be activated 360° in any direction, giving even small day-old chicks easy access to water during the first critical days after the flock is introduced into the poultry house. The rest of the system is made from either stainless steel or alternatively a combination of stainless steel and POM (acetyl plastic).

draperVENT have selected our preferred drinking systems on the following criteria:

• Flexible water flow
• Effective shut-off
• No water spillage
• Reliability and durability
• Simple, flexible fitting
• Easy cleaning
• Resistance to disinfection and cleaning agents

In our experience, litter quality and feed consumption can be significantly improved by choosing the right drinking system, which is why we are convinced that the
LUBING is the best possible choice.

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