Thursday, March 21, 2013
Chicks and the Nipple Waterer
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!