Do I need more nipples?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maggiemooscluckers, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. maggiemooscluckers

    maggiemooscluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 9 babies in the brooder with one nipple waterer which they are going to town on. Do I need another waterer or will 1 be enough? Don't want to take up more brooder space if it isn't necessary. Thanks for all your help. I just love this BYC site!
     
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think it's good to have at least 2 nipples.
     
  3. Rooster Cogburn

    Rooster Cogburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No comment
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2010
  4. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. buildingmyark

    buildingmyark Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two in the brooder for my 4 babies. What is the nipple attached to?
     
  6. midd2005

    midd2005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i found that occasionally a nipple would get a little stopped up. admittedly, i'm adding ACV and i think it's little chunks of the mother that are doing this. for this reason alone, i would add an alternate.

    i had 7 chicks on 2 nipples and now that they are outside and using their big girl nipple watererer i've added a 3rd one. again, this is for redundancy.

    from watching them it seems to me that around 3 chicks over 2 weeks old can drink off one nipple at the same time. so in theory one nipple should do you as they don't all have to drink at the same time.
     
  7. QuinnP

    QuinnP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ****giggle!!!!****
     
  8. maggiemooscluckers

    maggiemooscluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:The nipples are attached to a plastic 1 qt. thermos. I added another thermos and they seem to like it better. Not as much competition this way and not as much chance that they both would stop working. My girls seem really happy. I started making a treat for them out of their food with a little water added to soften it up. They love it!
     
  9. Luke13:34

    Luke13:34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry to say I just got off work when I saw the title this thread and my brain was still in work mode. See my signature to see what I do for living.
     
  10. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Luke13:34 :

    Quote:Sorry to say I just got off work when I saw the title this thread and my brain was still in work mode. See my signature to see what I do for living.

    Well I'm no lactation specialist, and my mind went there too. Obviously many others were still in YOUR work mode...lol. [​IMG]
     

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