Tips on teaching chicks to use the nipple water right out of the incub

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Spitman, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well just took the chicks out of bator and i want them to use the nipples only! if I put a reg water bowl deal in the brooder they will never use the nipples . I have been holding them and rubbing there beaks until they get some . Been doing it about every hour I dont want them to dehighdrate. How long will I have to manually give them water anyone gone through this any advise would be great thanks
     
  2. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new borns diddnt even want water for the first 2 days. They have yolk reserves for 3 days after hatching. Just show them where it is check on them regular at the 4 day mark they should get it quick.
     
  3. Spitman

    Spitman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool , thanks they hatched thursday night , Ill check it out sunday night , hopfuly they will be using it on there own.[​IMG]
     
  4. kimf

    kimf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a rodent bottle that had the same kind of nipple end. We found that for the first week or so their beaks just weren't big enough to move the toggle. i put a small dish under the bottle to supplement. They kept trying and would go for the dish. After about two weeks, when I had seen each of the chicks successfully drink from the bottle I removed the dish and they have been fine!!
     
  5. fiddlebanshee

    fiddlebanshee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i offered my chicks water from a conventional chick waterer for the first 2 weeks then switched to a nipple. The chicks caught on within seconds. In my experience this is not true:

    if I put a reg water bowl deal in the brooder they will never use the nipples .​
     

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