Drum roll please......
This, my friends, is indeed a chicken nipple. It's not very big, as you can see.
I took a 2-gallon plastic bucket (the kind that icing comes in and you can get for free from your local bakery), drilled two holes in the bottom, and screwed in the nipples. Then I put water in the bucket, put the lid on, and hung it in the coop. Literally within minutes, those smart chickies were pecking at those nipples and enjoying their fresh clean water. No more mess! Can you tell I am ecstatic?
Here's what the new waterer looks like:
Avian Aqua Miser. There are lots of different set-ups you can use to customize your poultry waterer that you can learn about at their website. Go get some right now! No more poopy water! No more spills! YAY!