My peeps just learned to drink from a water bottle!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Karen Glatz, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Karen Glatz

    Karen Glatz In the Brooder

    Jun 28, 2017
    I've only had them a couple of days, but was having to clean the water dish 10 times per day.

    I drilled the cap of a pom juice bottle and screwed in a chicken nipple, then made a pin hole in the bottom of the bottle. I hung it on the side of the brooder box with a clip and a net onion bag, just above peep head height. I put a roll of foam between the side of the box and the bottle to make it stand out a little, not hang straight down.

    After several beak-finger demonstrations the tiniest barred rock pullet walked up and took a few pecks. Now all six of them are clustered around taking turns with the new toy. This is good training because the water in the yard is a bucket with 3 nipples on the bottom. Clean water for everyone.

    I emptied the ceramic water dish, filled it with shavings and buried it level in the shavings to catch any drips and keep the rest of the shavings dry.
  2. Anaray

    Anaray Songster

    Jun 1, 2018
    I like the drip tray idea! The bottle is cool too. :D
  3. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

    Oct 30, 2017
    Central Texas
    Ah, cute! I know I've seen people use those rabbit water bottles to give chicks water, too.

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