Trouble Training Chickens To Use Nipple Bucket

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by swainton, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. swainton

    swainton Hatching

    May 3, 2013
    Having trouble training my chickens to use the automatic nipple watering bucket. Anyone have any tips for training chickens to use this? The bucket has been in their coop as long as they have about three months now. They only will use the bowl on the ground. Come winter the bowl will be frozen and the bucket will be heated. Need help training my chickens to use the nipple system before winter. Please help! Thanks


    Last edited: Aug 3, 2013
  2. rje ma

    rje ma In the Brooder

    Apr 18, 2013
    Take away the bowl. Then go and work the nipples so they see the water dripping. With my girls they went right for it before I even put water in it. I think it might have been because it was the only outside water. They would have to go in the coop to get a drink. Sometimes chickens are lazy! Good luck
  3. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Songster

    Jun 3, 2013
    Take out the bowl. Put one of their beaks to the nipple so water will come out. Then another one. As they learn, the others will follow. They will never use them if you keep the bowl in there. Good luck

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