Thirsty Birds and Chicken Nipples Not WORKING

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jenny1, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone else had this same problem? I bought chicken nipples for my 3 hens. Installed them in a juice bottle. Chickens loved them, I loved them. For 2 days I checked on them several times a day. Then, yesterday I didnt. That evening I went out to check on them one flew out of the coop, found some rainwater collected in a toy and started gulping it down. Yep- chickens can gulp. Finally we figured it out- the waterers looked full, but didnt work because they were sealed and had suction holding the water in. (I had figured they would be like hamster waterbottles- suction is what prevents leaks)

    I poked holes in the tops of my waterers. They work again. But I am scared. I am still nervous about taking out the bowl of water (the one I hate because they tip it over or poop in it).

    Anyone have experience with this?
     
  2. Jenny1

    Jenny1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ps- I live in Phoenix.... it is still hot here. So, I need to be sure they are getting water
     
  3. WillsC

    WillsC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jenny,

    Yes as you found out they can pressure lock. You solved the problem, they will work fine. Still not a bad idea to press the nipple daily to give you piece of mind.
     

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