New waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by 13Bettys, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. 13Bettys

    13Bettys Chirping

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    Any ideas on how to train my 5 week old chicks to drink from this new waterer?
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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Crowing

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    Press the lil yellow trigger so that the cup fills. Do this for a couple days while still giving them water in their normal waterer. Then take away their other waterer. And watch to be sure they've figured it out. I started my adult on these drinker cups a few years ago and they figured it out within hours. Babies my be a little slower to catch on though.
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Crowing

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    Tap with finger on the trigger.....
    Let us know how it goes#
     
  4. 13Bettys

    13Bettys Chirping

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    I've been filling the cups up every few hours they just haven't caught on yet. They drink what's in the cup then that's it.
     

  5. treefarmer42

    treefarmer42 Chirping

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    Tap their beak against the trigger every time you visit them. They will figure it out but it is difficult for the young to learn then the adults. That's what I do, once 1 figures it out the rest pick it up quick.
     

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