Rabbit waterer

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by babypeeps, May 12, 2010.

  1. babypeeps

    babypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay are the nipple water systems like a rabbit bottle waterer? If so could a person use a Rabbit bottle waterer for chicks?
     
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I used one for older chicks once
     
  3. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I use them all the time in my brooder. The water stays nice and clean. It was pretty easy to teach the chicks to use them. The "chicken see, chicken do" technique works best. The drawbacks are the constant tap-tap-tapping all day and night! ( My baby brooder is in the house) Also, if a bit of bedding gets kicked up alongside the bulb the waterer doesn't work. You have to check them frequently to make sure they are not jammed. I almost killed a group of "tweens" in an outside brooder because I didn't realize the waterer was jammed. If I use them now I use two at all times.
     
  4. triggfamily5

    triggfamily5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chicks will a rabbit waterer water (with filling once a day) and at what age?
     
  5. babypeeps

    babypeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I wonder too I know they make different sizes. Good question:thumbsup
     

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