Hello all, I have recently got some chicks along with the following waterer: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...drinker-bottle-no-mess-no-drips#post_18115363 It appears as though the little chicks are having trouble engaging the nipple and actually getting water out. I posted on the above thread but Ive not received a response so I thought Id start a new thread here. Here is what I posted: I got this with some new chicks yesterday. Im concerned that they are not strong enough to engage the spring loaded nipple to release water. I check on them about once every 2 hours or so and it seems like they are all gathering around the water cooler. I see them peck at the nipple, but it does not look like they are getting a drink. When I depress the nipple they seem to run over and all get their fill, kicking their head back and drinking away. Im completely, 100% new to raising chicks so I really dont know whats going on. I watched the above video of the chicks pecking away and mine look identical. pecking away, but never rearing their head back and drinking. Anyone have any advise to share? Im I overly concerned? Thanks in advance for your response. ------------------------------------------------ This morning we hear the chicks chirping loudly (indicating stress of some sort, we've read). We go down to see them again gathered around the waterer. I then depress the nipple and they all start drinking away. I though it might be a good idea to take a shallow dish of water with me when I check on them, but this seemed to confuse them. A few took a drink, but the others just ran over to the nipple watering can. Does anyone have any advise? Should we just keep manually pressing it until they can muster the strength to depress it themselves? I like the idea of no drip and I hear that chicks drowning is not uncommon for the standard watering cans. Again, thanks all in advance for responding.