I am gonna set up my brooder in the same coop that the chicks will live in for the rest of their lives. There will be a partition that I can slide further and further as they require more room as they grow. The coop will have a really nice set-up with the watering nipples and PVC pipe Many people write about putting rocks or marbles in the waterer so the chicks don't drown. I'm thinking that most folks are using the old inverted jug-n-bowl rig to provide water to their bitties. I remember, as a kid, watching baby chicks pecking at EVERYTHING. It seems, to me, that they should find the nipples pretty quickly. Would they? Or, how old should they be before we can rely on them to get adequate water from the nipple doohicky?