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Is anyone currently using chicken nipples for watering? Did you take away the other watering method immediately or leave both in coop for awhile? Mine don't seem to understand it. I've tried using a stick and my fingers to show them but they seem to think water comes from my fingers or sticks.
 

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That is just funny, they think the water comes from a stick or your fingers!! They just aren't too bright, are they? I had a roo with a crossed beak and I tried to teach him to use a water nipple, and I gave up. I did keep the other waterer in the coop, and the nipple dripped in the shavings, too. He learned to adapt with the regular one.
 

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Yeah if I press the nipple with a stick they continue to look at the stick when I pull it away. Maybe they'll figure it out.
 

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I switched to nipples on the bottom of a bucket and took their other water bowl out. I used my finger to show them the water and they caught on pretty quick.
 

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Chicken nipples!

I use Chicken nipples and when I introduced them I did take out the other water source and it took 31 minutes for the first chicken to figure it out! They are awesome! Clean water, large bucket filled and hung on the outside, hose and PVC it works great!:D
 

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I saw these "chicken nipples" in some videos, and thought if the chickens used them that would be a great way to keep the water clean and less mess. So I'm gonna try to revitalize this older thread and see if anyone has anymore to add.
 

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I use them, and even have had week old chicks using them. To me, the only thing I don't like is that when it rains, the chicks love to drink the water puddles, that have dirt and poo in it. That worries me, but seems ok with the chicks. I love how clean the water stays and I have two 5 gal buckets as reservoirs, and I ran a line into each of my 3 coops, coming from each bucket, this way there is backup. In the spring, I plan to work on a new trough design that will self clean, just need to add some money to the "chicken kitty" to build my idea.
 

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I use the chicken nipples & the little cups also. They use both, but seem to prefer the cups.
When I first introduced the chicken nipples, I didnt tighten them too tight, just enough so they would drip just a little bit.
Then once the chickens had all worked it out, I tightened them up. It didnt take long for them to work it out.
 
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