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

    Dec 30, 2013
    south shore mass
    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

    Sep 13, 2013

    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

    Aug 28, 2013
    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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