I used to have a 1 gallon plastic waterer in my chickens' brooder, but they kept pooping in it. They had the large "guinea pig" water bottles at the feed store so I thought I'd give it a try since most people say it is really easy to get chickens to drink from it. I must have either really stubborn chickens or really dumb chickens, b/c they refuse to drink from it even though I have taken a few of them and showed them how to use it (much to their protests). It has been almost a week and they still refuse to use it. Are they just never going to learn? I thought about chicken nipples, but if they won't drink from that I doubt they would drink from a nipple. *sigh* Is there anything else I can do?