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Chicks playing with nipple waterer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by konachicks, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    came home today and checked on babies and saw the nipple waterer was empty and a few chicks wet[​IMG] I thought at first it was leaking but have checked and it's fine. So I'm thinking they were just playing with it. Luckily a puppy pad soaked it all up but I don't want this happening constantly. Anyone have ideas of how to stop them?
     
  2. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I really should search before I post. Found someone else had the same problem and was told to raise it. Gonna try and see if it works [​IMG]
     
  3. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    I was just going to advise the same thing...raise that waterer!! [​IMG]
     
  4. konachicks

    konachicks Chillin' With My Peeps


    Haha! We raised it and are making sure they can all reach. I saw one of the smaller girls reach and drink so I'm hoping they all will [​IMG] We'd had a traditional waterer in there too cause we've only had the nipple one for 2 days. I'm worried they'll get dehydrated cause DH took the traditional out. Should I leave it out or in for a bit longer?
     
  5. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    Your hubby is absolutely correct....remove ALL other water sources. They won't get dehydrated...As shown in my BYC page (you'll see the link to it below in my signature block area) your girls are a lot smarter than you think! [​IMG]
     

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