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Nipple waterer will they use it

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jamespet, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. jamespet

    jamespet Out Of The Brooder

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    I made this one it came out pretty good but how long will it take the chickens to use it? Ihad a a bag of 48 of these nipples and thought i would give them a try.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011
  2. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they work?

    I was under the impression that all the nipples they need to straight down to the ground.
     
  3. jamespet

    jamespet Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not sure i have never made one so i figured i would run it up the flag pole here and see what advice anyone has
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never seen nipples like that. As long as they work and provide enough water, it should be instantaneous us eby the chickens. Show them how to use them by pecking at them with your finger and they will follow.
     
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  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use cage water bottles for my bantams. To show them to use it, I just held them up to the bottle and pushed their beaks in until water came out. They figured it out just fine after that.
     
  6. jaydweight

    jaydweight Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine worked just fine, although I'm not sure about the 'horizontal' nipples. Mine are vertical because they work by gravity.

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  7. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like you have it too low. If possible, raise it so that the shortest chick can drink from it while standing upright.
     

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