1 week old chicks/chicken nipple waterier
This is so much more cleaner. The chicks constantly get the pine shavings and their droppings in the old waterier and I had to dump out the icky water from the tray about 7 times a day!
Finally I got the 11/32 drill bit borrowed so I can make my chicken nipple waterier. I hung it with strong cord/string and tied it to the stick which lays across the big box. It’s ok, but it swings a little back and forth as the chicks use it.
I have to wait till tomorrow to put the other two Gatorade bottles there because I need a few more rubber grommets from the hardware store. I bought the push in kind of nipples; not the ones with threads.
It has been a week now for the Austrolope chicks; notice the feathers on their wings developing. By 4 or 5 weeks they should have all their feathers which keeps them warm outside, but for now they’re still in the house in their big box.