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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EasterEggr, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. EasterEggr

    EasterEggr New Egg

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    I lurked on this site for a few weeks before I jumped into the backyard chicken adventure. I really liked the idea of an automatic waterer so I built this PVC pipe onto a water container I had. How do I teach my young chickens to drink out of the nipple nozzles from my set up? I started my flock with six chicks and they are now big enough to reach it. When I try to show them, they just watch the water drop to the floor of the coop and attack where it landed. I've had to give them a water bowl until they figure it out.
     
  2. BuffaloridaGirl

    BuffaloridaGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I bet if you showed them a couple more times but maybe held one of their mouths at it if you can, they will get it.
     
  3. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    X2 put their beak against the nipple so the water drops in. They'll figure it out. Once one or two do, the rest will follow their lead.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree if you can get one chick to drink from it, they all will follow suit. [​IMG]
     
  7. EasterEggr

    EasterEggr New Egg

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    It didn't seem to make a difference at first, but then I removed the water bowl and did what you said. I put the biggest ones beak up to the nipple and now they are all experts. Yay!
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Chickens are such little copy cats...glad your girls figured out the waterer!

    Thanks for joining us.
     

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