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Can chicks drink from a chicken waterer nipple?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by prodds, May 16, 2011.

  1. prodds

    prodds In the Brooder

    May 6, 2011
    I will be bringing home baby chicks from my son's kindergarten class in about 3 weeks (so excited!). I'm new to this, but already have the brooder ready to go, and DH has started on the coop! The chicks will be about 10 days old when they come home. Can chicks drink from a chicken nipple, or do they need an open container of water? I will be gone during most weekdays, and I don't want them drinking dirty water (I've read that it gets dirty fairly quickly). What about something like a rabbit water feeder? Do these leak? If I build a waterer with a nipple, will the chicks figure it out? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

  2. MT Chickies

    MT Chickies In the Brooder

    Mar 1, 2011
    Yep, mine works great! they picked it up right away. I had a regular waterer for @ a week and it was naaaasty. Good luck! The rabbit ones can leak. You can get the chicken ones at a good price from Neil Grassbaugh here at BYC [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 16, 2011

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