Pritchard Nipples

Discussion in 'Kidding Koral' started by Coyote Night Acres, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Coyote Night Acres

    Coyote Night Acres New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    Picked up a pack of pritchard nipples today to use for upcoming kids this season. Not really planning to bottle all the kids, but want to have these just in case I need to, or have any sale bucklings born that I can just start off on a bottle and sell as a bottle kid. Last year we used these lamb nipples that went on to huge calf bottles and it was a pain to stretch over the tops of these big bottles, they leaked, and were really big for a kid. Tried the black lamb nipples that go over a pop bottle, but they didn't let air in and collapsed all the time. So this year we decided to try the pritchard nipples. Now how big of a hole do I need to cut on then end? Should I just put a slit in it or what? They were a little more pricey so I don't want to mess these up. Thanks :type:
  2. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Put a little slit in it ...put it on a bottle with water in it and see if is the amount of want to come out of it....if it isn't enough... then slit just a wee bit the slits small you don't over slit it...LOL :p

  3. WalnutGroveFarm

    WalnutGroveFarm Senior Member

    Sep 27, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    I just want to say I love these nipples they are what I use. My babies like them real well.
  4. Coyote Night Acres

    Coyote Night Acres New Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    Thanks, did what you said about starting small till you get the right flow and I think they are perfect. I'm all set for kidding, now I have to wait ........ first one due is on Monday no signs of her going anytime soon. I do thank you though, cuase I was so worried about messing them up.
  5. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    With the Pritchards I just snip the little tab at the top flush with the nipple. Also, Pritchards DO NOT work on Coca Cola product bottles, the threads are too short and the ring on the nipple doesn't get low enough to create a good seal..causing leaks.
    Pepsi products work does those plastic 16 oz Coors Light bottles :oops:

    Be sure to remove the plastic safety ring from the bottle top to ensure a tight fit.
  6. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Like Liz, I just snip the tip off. I have 12 oz Mountain Dew bottles and they work great.
  7. kkrogulski

    kkrogulski New Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    If you are looking for better sterilization in a bottle, Jones Soda bottles work the best.
  8. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    DH is gonna have to switch from Keystone Light cans to Coors Light bottles! After all, it is for the babies! :greengrin:
  9. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle

    No one ever told me this. In my ignorance I gave up on Pritchards.
    I use the black lamb ones. They stretch nicely onto a beer bottle.
    During bottle feeding season we cant go outside with our own beverage.;-)