Watering with a nipple waterer

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Knittycat, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    Bay City, TX
    My chicks started flipping their water dish over, and I didn't want a repeat of the last time I raised chicks where they got the cardboard wall of the brooder wet and then pecked their way to freedom. (Imagine chasing 10 3 week old chicks around the house. Yeah [​IMG])
    I'd read here on BYC about nipple waterers, and I figured I'd give that a go. I found brass ones here in town and attached one to a bottle cap.
    At first I worried they wouldn't figure it out and I'd have to figure something else out.
    I shouldn't have worried.

    The first one approaches the new shiny

    The others come to see what's going on

    Hey! It's WATER!

    Make room! Make room!

    I think I should have been more worried about them trampling eachother for a turn at the new 'toy'
  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh! I love it--so cute!! I'm going to do nipple waterers for my chicks this year, too, and I'm going to try putting some in the bottom of a 5 gallon food-grade bucket to use in my chicken hoop coop.

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