Ok I've been there..done that..but this little chick doesn't have any other chicks to "get it" so it will copy them and I don't have to keep showing him over and over and over. Anyone ever only have one chick that didn't understand that water can be drank on your own you don't have to keep peeping and peeping for my to come and shove your beak into it?? How long did it take for the chick to understand? I"m so worried about dehydration. Its still slow going on eating too but I figure its still eating a piece every now and then. At least it does it on its own. Its still got yolk nutrition going for today and eventually it will be hungry enough to eat more than one piece. Just isn't the brightest on the whole water thing. On the plus side, its super nice that I can give this one lots of cuddle time!