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They won't drink from the nipple bucket!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenJill, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. ChickenJill

    ChickenJill Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 14, 2010
    I set up a bucket with 3 nipples and my chickens don't seem to be able to figure it out! I kept them in the coop until late in the day so they would figure it out but they still won't peck at the nipples. Out of 9 chickens only 2 have figured it out. Any ideas?
  2. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2012
    They will figure it out. How long have you put it there?
  3. jojomojo

    jojomojo Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 12, 2009
    NW New Mexico
    Put something tasty on it....like peanut butter.
  4. lookyhereboy

    lookyhereboy Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 28, 2012
    Drury, MO
    If two have figured it out the others will. They learn from watching each other. If you are ranging them then they may be getting water elsewhere as well. Mine had to get real thirsty before they would use it. But now they do and I love it.

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