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Teach old chickens new tricks?

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I was wondering if you could teach 5 year olds to drink from nipple waterers? They have been brought up to drink from an open waterer and now I have too many to keep it clean daily.

. I'm married to a wonderful, understanding man that let's me have my farm in my little city.  I'm mom to two buff orpingtons. And three barred rocks. And three Ameracanas.

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. I'm married to a wonderful, understanding man that let's me have my farm in my little city.  I'm mom to two buff orpingtons. And three barred rocks. And three Ameracanas.

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Probably...it would take time and patience.

It's best not to do it during very hot or cold spells,

as you need to remove all other water sources but the nipples,

and you don't want to risk dehydration during extreme weather.

 

Just keep tapping the nipple trigger, usually if you get one drinking they rest will catch on.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Thread Starter 
Thank you

. I'm married to a wonderful, understanding man that let's me have my farm in my little city.  I'm mom to two buff orpingtons. And three barred rocks. And three Ameracanas.

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. I'm married to a wonderful, understanding man that let's me have my farm in my little city.  I'm mom to two buff orpingtons. And three barred rocks. And three Ameracanas.

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