I am switching the FR's over to the nipple waters. My question in the subject line is, do I need to provide additional water sources for a few days or will they just figure it out? There will be four nipples for 50 birds and supplied with 50 gallons of water and 50 gallons of free choice food. The large amounts are do to the fact that I travel and need to make sure they have a least 3 days supply of food and water at all times. YES YES YES ..I have someone check on them but try and keep the work for the babysitter to an absolute minimum.