Chicken drinker

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by TxChiknRanchers, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. TxChiknRanchers

    TxChiknRanchers Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    Southeast Texas
    Saw a chicken drinker on the Henspa page. It has nipples that gravity feed water to the chicken.
    Anyone have any experience with these?

    Seems like a good idea for sanitation and such
    Wondering if you have to send chikens to training to drink from something like this:)?
  2. biretta

    biretta Songster

    Jun 7, 2007
    I've seen them but have not used that type of drinker so can't say based on experience, but I would think that at least one chicken would have to get the hang of it and the others would then learn by example. That happens with other behaviors, and even in chicks. And yes, it does seem more sanitary than the traditional open waterers; makes sense if you have a lot of birds.
  3. w8tn4fresheggs

    w8tn4fresheggs Songster

    Mar 24, 2007
    Just saw this post.

    I have the Henspa. Eventually they get it. They tap on the end piece and water come out in a drip. When one gets it, the others do too. I was more concerned that the banties couldn't reach it, but they do. They can access it from inside the coop and out.

    You can by these from the company that makes Henspa's. With the heater or not.


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