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Watering with a nipple waterer

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

  1. Knittycat

    Knittycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

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    The first one approaches the new shiny

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    The others come to see what's going on

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    Hey! It's WATER!

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    Make room! Make room!

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    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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