Not drinking from new waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Seaecho, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Seaecho

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    I had one of those very small red waterers for baby chicks, but my four are older now, and I needed a bigger one. Got a green one that holds 5 quarts. I read that chickens are attracted to red. Well, they didn't even look at the green waterer. After their dinner, they always drink, and they didn't tonight. Now I'm afraid they won't drink. Are chickens really THAT dumb? They are 10 weeks, with one being 2 years old.
     
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    BYCforlife Free Ranging

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    Have you dipped their beaks in the new waterer to show them that water is there?
     
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    No, I thought that was only for very young chicks. They're in "bed" now, so I'll try it in the morning. Thanks.
     
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    They will drink from it..Give them time..
     
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    Thank you. I dipped their beaks this morning, and now they're drinking from it without hesitation.
     
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