Thursday, March 21, 2013

Chicks and the Nipple Waterer

I purchased two nipple waterers for the new chicks.  I love, love, love them!

The nipples screw onto a soda bottle.  I used a water holder for a hamster cage for one of the bottles, which has limitations of the same height in the brooder.  The other bottle hangs from wire attached to the bottom of the bottle.  I can adjust the height of this bottle. 

The chicks peck the nipples instinctively.  Both chicks drank from the nipples within five minutes.

Previously, I had used a traditional waterer.  The water was dirty within minutes after changing it.  There is no dirty water now.  Clean water means less work for me.  I like less work!


  1. Awesome! I've been wondering about nipple waterers, so it's good to know you've had such a positive experience. Sounds like it's pretty easy to get them to drink from the nipples.

    1. The chicks started pecking immediately. It must be instinctive for them to peck at the object (or maybe the red color), but they drank immediately. Great product!

  2. Amazing, aren't they? Chickens will actually drink dew off the grass and leaves if left to their own devices, so nipple waterers are natural for them to use. This blog post of mine may be of interest to you on the subject:

    Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick