Nipple waterer for day old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CoopDeViIIe, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. CoopDeViIIe

    CoopDeViIIe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2012
    Has anyone had success getting new chicks to use a nipple waterer? I have a new batch of chicks coming in next week and I was hoping to use the existing nipple system I have in the brooder now from the last group, but am unsure if a young chick will understand how to use it right off the bat.
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    I used it with my just-arrived chicks. The lever is shiny so they pecked and figured it out within an hour's time. I did put a dish of water in there so they could get a drink right away and then didn't take it out until I'd observed the party going on at the chicken nipple. I think it's easier to start when they're young rather waiting and risking letting them get set in their ways.

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