How do you get chickens to drink from nipples?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pinkforestcall, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. pinkforestcall

    pinkforestcall New Egg

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    I have an Urban Coop Company Walk-In Coop that has a built in nipple system for water.

    At first when they were too small I let them drink from those silver galvanized watering cans. But now that they are bigger they are big enough to drink from nipple system. I removed the silver cans for a few days and everyday when I would let them out and turn on the water hose (like I normally do) they would show a lot of interest in the water...like they are thirsty..like they DONT KNOW how to drink from nipple system or they DONT know its there.

    I dont see the water level in the tube going down enough....only a few inches which is probably just evaporation.


    How do I get my chickens and guineas to drink from this nipple watering system?

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  2. Oglan

    Oglan Out Of The Brooder

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    When I set my coop up with nipples, it took them a few days to get the hang of it. I used a stick and showed them that water will come from the nipples, its been a week now and all are drinking from them.
     

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