Nipple Waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenSahib, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How in the world did you guys get your chickens to use these contraptions?!

    Mine just stay dry until I put a dish of water and they swarm it.
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    I removed all other water sources, then sat there for a few minutes and tapped it, showing them the water dripping out. Once one figured it out, all of then followed suit. But you do have to show them.
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  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    I removed all other water sources, then sat there for a few minutes and tapped it, showing them the water dripping out. Once one figured it out, all of then followed suit. But you do have to show them.
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    X2 Mine didn't mess with there's at all the first day I put it in. The next morning when I woke up they were using them like champs. [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, but these punks better catch on soon!

    Lol, I've tried tapping it and even putting their beaks up to it, but apparently, they're too good for the nipples.
     
  5. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the same problem and switched to waterer cups like these:
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  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I introduced it to them when they were chicks. Instant success!
     
  7. happyhens120

    happyhens120 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just ordered a bunch and want to switch over to the nipples too... so sick of the poopy water! I'm hoping they will catch on quickly. I will definitely show them that's where their water will come from now! Thanks!
     
  8. Dutch552

    Dutch552 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My one month olds caught on in less than an hour. I removed all other water sources and by the next day they were fighting over the three nipples on the bottom of the bucket. I made a line on the inside of the bucket with a Sharpie to ensure the water level was dropping and they're drinking about a gallon a day between them.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011
  9. ChickenSahib

    ChickenSahib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I initially wanted those, but the price wasn't very friendly.
     
  10. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am putting in nipple system this week. I have the drip cups underneath. I hope they get it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2011

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