Looking to get chickens again in the next few months. In the past for watering I have used PVC pipe with the little cups screwed into the bottom. These do work great but found at times they can become blocked with dirt from the chooks or dust being kicked up from them. I did lift them off the ground further and made the chooks stand on a block so they weren’t standing in the dirt but they can still get dirt in them from beaks etc. So am considering the nipple style ones, has anyone had any experience with these? If also using cups how did the nipple type compare? Could you have a mixture of cups and nipples? Or would just just use the cup style as I have read the nipple ones aren’t a natural way for the chickens to drink.