I have introduced horizontal nipples (currently have 3 in red, plastic folgers coffee container) to my flock of 3 week old Delawares, RIR and Jersey Giants. I've only witnessed them successfully drink water when more than 2 fight over the same nipple -- and in the frenzy one of them pecks it the right way and water drips out. I've monitored the level of water -- and I know they're not drinking as much as they usually would out of chick waterer. Yesterday I filled it with electrolyte tea to encourage them and insure they were staying hydrated. I live in Southern California and it is hot & dry. I really want this to work. Any suggestions? Should I hang my waterer? Switch to pickle bucket or something similar? Thanks in advance for any and all advice!