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Nipple drinking start

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Best way to get chick's to learn the nipple vs brooder water dispencer?
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It's simple...

Take all other forms of water away and check on them in 2 hrs. They will figure it out just out of curiosity.

When you first put it on hold it down so it drips and the birds see it. That's it they will do the rest. I've switched LOTS of birds to nipples and never had a issue, chickens, turkeys, even piglets. They always figure it out on their own.

Don't leave the open water out or they won't really have any need to investigate.
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Originally Posted by slingshotandLAR View Post

It's simple...

Take all other forms of water away and check on them in 2 hrs. They will figure it out just out of curiosity.

When you first put it on hold it down so it drips and the birds see it. That's it they will do the rest. I've switched LOTS of birds to nipples and never had a issue, chickens, turkeys, even piglets. They always figure it out on their own.

Don't leave the open water out or they won't really have any need to investigate.


Very good answer - you only need one to work it out and the others will follow. 

 

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Thank you. Yep it worked. I did put ice in to cause condensation also.
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