Chicken Waterer with Nipples

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by RIArmySGT, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. RIArmySGT

    RIArmySGT Out Of The Brooder

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    So i am thinking about making a waterer with the nipples at the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket. My question is when you guys/gals did this, did you have to show or teach your chickens where to get their water from? Thanks

    matt
     
  2. WYNot

    WYNot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This spring I made a small one out of a water bottle for my five chicks in their brooder. They had been using the cheap plastic waterer that you screw a plastic jar or a 1qt mason jar into. They figured it out fairly quickly. ie within an hour everyone was using it.
     
  3. FergieChick

    FergieChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same experience with my chicks recently. They picked it up very quickly at ~2 weeks old. But, i've read threads on here about the nipple waterers and older chickens and you have to do more 'teaching'. I can't remember exactly what they said, but you can probably search the forum for nipple waterers and find it.
     
  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I showed one or two of them and the rest caught on within an hour.
     
  5. LoneOak

    LoneOak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are many threads o here asking the exact same question. Do a Search, the search box is at the top of every page, and read a few. Don't make your decision based on only one topic, read several and a trend will begin to show up for you.

    The secret for older birds is to remove all other sources of water.
     

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