They figured it out!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by minihorse927, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    I put this waterer together yesterday and last night they would not even look at the thing, tonight I locked them up and they pretty much instantly figure out how to drink out of it. Finally no more scrubbing their waterer out everyday!
    One of the silkies checking it out.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2010
  2. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2010
    New Orleans, LA
    Isn't it amazing how they can figure this out. After a having my 1 week olds for just a week & cleaning their water dish twice a day, I tried a nipple in a candy bucket as a temporary measure. Within an hour they had figured it out.

    Now that they're a few weeks older & outside, I plan on making an automatic waterer with more nipples. The nipples are really the way to go!
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

    Nov 3, 2010
    I was a little worried last night about them, they all were congregating around their old waterer which was empty and trying to drink from it. I kept running them into their pen and they would run right back out before I could get all of them in and go back to the old waterer. I was a little worried they would not get it after that fiasco last night, but tonight they ran in the the RSL were the first ones to try it out, then the others got the idea pretty quickly. The rooster took the longest, he kept attacking it and it would swing back and knock him over and he would attack it again, it was hilarious.
  4. wildeflowers

    wildeflowers I suspect fowl play!

    Jun 29, 2010

    LOL, that is funny!
  5. SeattleChickenHead

    SeattleChickenHead Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2010
    looks great! [​IMG] I need to get me sum nipples! [​IMG]

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