A friend lent me their trail camera so I could figure out how rats were drinking the chickens water. I have been working on stopping them from getting in the run area period (hardware cloth on all four sides, floor, ceiling, etc.) but that's another post as they are still finding a way in (Arghhh!!). They are, as most of you know, pretty industrious and seem to find a way in no matter what I do. But like I said, that's for another post.
Some of you may have seen this water system - a cooler with a nipple system screwed in place of the normal stopper. I haven't looked at all the photos yet but they are either coming from the top of the cooler or climbing down the side and then over? (pic 1). I need to find something that would deter them from being able to sit on the reservoir (pic 2) and use that as their base as they drink (pic 3).
I have some steel wool and was thinking about attaching that to the reservoir somehow, stacking it high so they can't balance themselves.
All ideas welcome.
Thanks in advance!!
Edited by mercury - 2/19/16 at 3:04pm