Getting hens to drink

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by barleeb, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. barleeb

    barleeb In the Brooder

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    i have a 5 gallon hanging bucket with nipples on the bottom, but my chickens won’t drink from it. How do I get them to drink?
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    I introduced one to chicks, who took to it right away. But the hens wouldn't use theirs until the chicks were integrated w them and they saw the youngsters using it. They didn't want to be left out!
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Free Ranging

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    Try squeezing the ends so that a droplet of water comes out. They should see the little bit of water and eventually get the hang of it.
    Chickens are quite intelligent creatures and don't take long to figure things out
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Are you still supplying water in an easier to use waterer as well?
     

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