As I've posted before, my girls have absolutely refused to use the nipple waterer. I've held their beaks to it til the water dribbled down their throats, I've taped seeds and mealworms up on it so that they are pecking near the nipples, and when I put it in, two weeks ago, I put the old waterer out in the yard so they could only get to it when I let them out of the coop. No luck - they just wait til they get out and head straight for the waterer. So this morning, I put the waterer out of sight and left them in the coop ALL DAY. (It has a little run - they're annoyed but not too confined.) So either they drank from the nipple waterer or didn't drink at all. I wasn't home all day - came home after dark. My daughter said there was only one egg today (lately there have been 3 most days) - could that be a sign that they are getting dehydrated? (After one day?) Should I watch tomorrow and see if they are drinking? Leave them in another day and trust they'll be OK? Or just let them out and give up on it if they're not using it yet?