So I ran across this quail cup watering system that might be perfect for young quail chicks… who aren’t strong enough to reliably use the nipple drinkers.
Another option is to use the ones from farm tek and not the feed store or the new horizontal ones.
The cups use a small float to push on the nipple drinker basically turning it into a small valve!
So it looks like you need 3 printed parts the nipple and a washer.
The nipple holder, the cup, the valve, and a pin
I would like to design and 3d print something to work the same and to add to a trough or similar waterer- the micro valve!
In addition I would like to print the water collectors under each nipple