Training quail to drink from poultry nipples

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ngennetta, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. ngennetta

    ngennetta Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all. I am experienced with chickens but new to quail. I currently only have a trio (with JMF eggs on the way). I have never had any trouble teaching chickens to use the horizontal nipples (like this), but I am unable to train the quail on them. They are about 7 weeks old. Does anyone have any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.Thank you in advance!
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. hooliganbros

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    I had absolutely NO problems with my young and old quail learning the nipple water system. Make sure the tips are about 7-8" from floor. For younger chicks, you may want to place a 2x4 oh 1x4 under the nipples until they grow some.
     

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