Too dumb for horizontal nipples?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Celticdragonfly, May 21, 2019.

  1. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Crowing

    Jul 18, 2013
    Kalispell MT
    After using horizontal nipples since these chickens were chicks I decided to see what would happen if I gave the chickens a bowl of water. They are 15 months old. At first they wouldn't go near it. Finally the rooster took a chance and had a drink. He called the girls over. Two gave the water dish a try. The rest just didn't trust it. Later I saw some of them go back into the coop for drinks at the nipples.
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Yeah, a vent is a must or the water won't flow out of the nipples.
    Give them time, some get it right away, others not so much.
    During 'training' I put down an open waterer before roost time to make sure they are hydrated going into the night hours.
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