Chicks and water cups

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tcompton2013, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. tcompton2013

    tcompton2013 New Egg

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    I have some 4 or 5 week old isa brown chicks and they finaly out grew their quart waterer so i bout 2 nipple cups (the red and yellow ones) and put them on a 5 gallon bucket. I feel like the chicks aint strong enought to push the yellow nipple around to get water. I can fill the cup by pushin the nipple and they drink till its gone but i cant tell if there getting anything out when the water runs out i feel like they havent figured out "hey i gotta push this yellow thing to get water." Has anyone had any luck with chicks and the water nipple/cups? Thanks
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    are they nipples or cups?

    These or something else?

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    The latter has a float that keeps it full and works better for chicks.
    Chicks can learn nipples fairly quickly but the first drinker cup is more appropriate for adults.
     
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  3. tcompton2013

    tcompton2013 New Egg

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    Its like the 3rd pic with blue back ground
     

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