Can 2-3 day old chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wolfwoman, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    drink from a nipple waterer?
     

  2. lakeman

    lakeman In the Brooder

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    If that is all that they have available.
     
  3. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Just getting a new batch of chicks in and hate the watering bowl mess. Gonna try it and see what happens.
     
  4. lakeman

    lakeman In the Brooder

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    Put it where they can have good access to it, and show them what it is, and they will be right on it. If you have it close to where they huddle, they would probably find it in a hurry, but I would advise you to take them in hand, and make it dribble in their face.
     

  5. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Will do, and once one or two get it, they all do!! Thanks!
     
  6. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Well I gotta say, I put the chicks in, the food in and then the water and they right away started drinking, no troubles!
     
  7. lakeman

    lakeman In the Brooder

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    I honestly believe that animals in some way sense a water source. Maybe they can smell it.
     

  8. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    Mine did use the drip even with another source of water - I had a traditional waterer just in case. It stayed 1000 times cleaner.
    Caroline
     

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