In the Brooder
- May 7, 2017
Our turkeys are about 4 months old. We've had them drinking from buckets in the midst of transitioning to our new house. We are settled now and have finally made our auto waterers with the little cups of water (nipples with cups to catch excess) .. We figured it would make it higher for the turkeys and EASIER to learn how to use.. since they can see the `water... unfortunately they aren't using them!! My husband brought out a bucket mid day just in case and theey went crazy for the water. It is like 105 outside.. We had them free ranging and they'd get water from irrigation, puddles buckets we had in their run (large dog run). We wanted to start supplements in their water too.. the acidified copper, and a vitamin powder (seems like chicken gatorade to me ) So any tips on "training" them to it beyond just cooping them for a few days with the waterer and hoping they find it. I can pick them up occasionally but they tend to me more traumatized then anything else. There are 3 toms and a hen but nobody is aggressive (yet). Thanks for the input!