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How do you get chickens to drink from nipples?

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I have an Urban Coop Company Walk-In Coop that has a built in nipple system for water.

 

At first when they were too small I let them drink from those silver galvanized watering cans.  But now that they are bigger they are big enough to drink from nipple system.  I removed the silver cans for a few days and everyday when I would let them out and turn on the water hose (like I normally do) they would show a lot of interest in the water...like they are thirsty..like they DONT KNOW how to drink from nipple system or they DONT know its there.

 

I dont see the water level in the tube going down enough....only a few inches which is probably just evaporation.

 

 

How do I get my chickens and guineas to drink from this nipple watering system?

 

 

 

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When I set my coop up with nipples, it took them a few days to get the hang of it. I used a stick and showed them that water will come from the nipples, its been a week now and all are drinking from them.

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