Chicks & Nipple Waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by coopcray, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. coopcray

    coopcray New Egg

    Nov 22, 2015
    Hello! We have four chicks, got them Saturday when they were 4-5 days old so now they are 6-7 days old. We want to introduce the horizontal nipple waterer but are concerned it's too soon? Do you remove all other sources of water when you introduce it. My husband and I keep tapping it to show them and they seem interested and then as soon as we move our hand they lose interest. Any advice is appreciated!!
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Im pretty sure they will get the hang of it - mine did. if you tap the nipples with a thin bit of wire rather than your hand, they may be able to see the water droplets more easily. If you leave the regular water with them, they will never opt for the nipple feeders through choice (from my experience).


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