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watering cups not filling

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by emchick53, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. emchick53

    emchick53 Hatching

    Feb 29, 2016
    My chicks are about 4 months old, we finally got our watering system up and running. We have 4 watering cups attached to a PVC pipe.
    They seem to drink the water, but I guess their beaks aren't hitting the trigger to fill it up. Any help? How do I show them what to do? Its getting pretty hot out, I want to make sure they have their water! Thanks!

  2. RedRoosterInn

    RedRoosterInn Hatching

    Jul 5, 2015
    Ocala, Florida
    I just installed the same type of water system hope somebody has some suggestions
  3. Sassysouth

    Sassysouth Free Ranging

    May 12, 2016
    Decatur, AL
    I have been using them for a few days and my husband says he saw the chickens using them (I have not). When I fill the cup up, pecking the yellow piece with my finger, they are so thirsty. I am thinking of going back to my regular waterer.

    I know the cup just distrubutes a small amount of water. But my chickens are acting like they are really thirsty.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2016

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