Nipple waterers and chicks -- success!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by debid, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. debid

    debid Crowing

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    I have a couple of chick sizes going so I put a block under one of two nipples. The smallest chick can actually reach both if she really works hard and the taller chicks don't seem to care that there is a block to reach around on one so everyone is using both nipples. I've counted 5 chicks at once on a single nipple. Very funny stuff!

    They sure didn't take long to get it!
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I only had one problem with this. The nipple wasn't releasing enough water and one of my chicks got pasty butt as a result, so I would check it daily to make sure it is releasing daily...
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    My 2 month olds are not getting the hang of it yet . . . .as so many have had success with the nipple waterer, I'm still hopeful my girls will figure it out!

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