How to get your chickens to drink from a nipple water system

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by boat309, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. boat309

    boat309 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I am getting my chickens soon and I want to make a nipple watering system beacuse it just seems like less to maintain. I was wondering how you train your birds to drink from them? Do u have to train them as chicks or do they kinda figure it out if u show then a few times. I am only getting 5 chickens and I wonder if it's worth it?
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Nipple water systems are great. Less maintenance for sure.One way to get them to drink is to squeeze the nipple so a little water droplet shows, a chicken will come along peck at it and they'll get the idea soon enough.

    HS Pye
     
  3. Kyzmette

    Kyzmette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm betting you do it just like you teach chicks how to drink. Take a chicken or two, put their beaks up to the nipple and let them get the idea that there's water there. Once they start using it, the others will mimic them.
     

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