nipple drinkers.

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by snipercp, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. snipercp

    snipercp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello,
    i was wondering about investing in nipple drinkers but i am afraid that my chickens wont know what to do with it will my chickens learn how to do it even though there 1 year old. and if they would be able to use it how would i teach them.
     
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  2. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered some yesterday. My chickens range in age from 12 weeks old to around 3 years old (or older). I'm gonna try them. From my understanding, they learn to use them fairly quickly. You may have to wiggle it & let a few drops drop out for them to see where the water comes from. I'm hoping mine learn it quickly. [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickeNoodle

    ChickeNoodle New Egg

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    Mine learned in less than a day. I pushed it to let some water out. They became curious and started pecking it.
     
  4. snipercp

    snipercp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh good thanks for the replies and can you tell me how your chickens get on kuntrychick
     
  5. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I haven't gotten my nipple waterers that I ordered yet, so I'm not sure how my chickens will do, but I'm hoping they learn quickly..
     
  6. neilgal

    neilgal Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the same concerns, so when I installed the nipple waterer, I left the old one in order to be on the safe side. however, they found out how to use the nipples in 15 minutes.
     
  7. lowry075

    lowry075 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one, they don't really use it yet though. [​IMG]

    What kind of bucket are you using? The reason I ask, is if it is white, you'll end up with green funk on the sides. I read on a thread here, if you use dark buckets, like black, this algae won't grow. I sprayed my white bucket black. Just thought I'd mention it, so you don't end up with green funk. [​IMG]
     
  8. nanaimochick

    nanaimochick Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone post a close up picture of the nipple part? Is this the same as the kind you would use for a rabbit or guinea pig? With he little ball at the end of a metal tube?
     
  9. kcwazzu

    kcwazzu Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Here's one of the screw in type
    [​IMG]

    Keith
     
  10. nanaimochick

    nanaimochick Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, is there a little ball in the tube that they press to get water? I've got a couple of water bottles with similar nipples from our last guinea pig that I wonder if they might work?
     

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