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post #11 of 19

I used a dremmel and made my own notch in the handle of my galvanized water'  - works like a charm, I use a climbing clamp (sorry I don't know the technical term) so my kids can easily remove the water' and refill it every day.

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post #12 of 19

My metal waterer got so rusty after 2 years that I had to throw it out.  I bought a plastic 5 gallon, which works well and sits on some concrete pavers that keep it up high enough.  Only problem is that is is so heavy when full that I can barely lift it.  I have to fill it in place by bringing the hose into the run, but that's only a little more trouble.

A 3 gallon plastic one I bought for the chicks is lighter (obviously), but tends to leak unless you screw the top on EXTREMELY tight.  Also had to rig a board up over it to keep them from roosting on it.  What I would like is a two gallon plastic one that can be hung up.

I have a one gallon (their old waterer) in the chicks' indoor coop.  It's too small.

If I could find a nice 2 gallon plastic one that doesn't leak, I would buy three of them.

I sound like baby bear going from bowl to bowl and bed to bed---too hot, too cold, too big, too small.  barnie

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post #13 of 19

Thank you for the tip.  I didn't know you weren't supposed to hang it and I don't recall reading anything on the label.

Anyway, I wrapped duct tape on the two sides leaving the middle for my hanger.

I keep the metal one in the coop and have the plastic one in the run on cement block that gets knocked over at times.

I'm happy I have the backup in the coop hanging where it doesn't get knocked over.

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post #14 of 19

I was just pondering this late yesterday! I have mine on an upturned bucket and sometimes it gets off kilter and the water all runs out. They have another waterer but I like to keep two sources just in case of mal function when there is a larger group using it.

I also have a couple of the five gallon waterers that can barely be carried through narrow doors and the best way I've found to elevate those is by setting it on plastic barrel top. They cut the tops off of plastic barrels at the feed store to make water barrels out of the big end. I don't know what they do with the sawed off tops and would never pay for one, but I have a few I have scrounged from here and there and they are perfect pedestals for the oversize five gallon plastic waterers. They are about eight inches tall, and the lip of the barrel top is about three inches wider all around than the base of the waterer and if the chickens do feel the need to hook a toe on the edge, they just step on the side of the barrel and not in the water mainly.

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by willkatdawson 

Will Hunt can you post a pic? I would love to see it. Maybe it would work for us also.  Thanks!!! wee


Not much else to say about it.  It is a solid mount.  I know folks who have fixed cracked engine parts with it.  JB Weld is cool stuff, but is tricky to use in warm weather.  Let it set-up for 15-20 minutes so it does not sag.

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h50/Sakoluvr/waterer.jpg


Edited by will hunt for food - 7/16/09 at 3:13pm
post #16 of 19

Only one picture????? on this post...boy I sure would like to see more pictures of what you all have accomplished...enjoy!

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post #17 of 19

How can you hang it straight? If it gets crooked then all the water drains out.

 

I tried Duct Tape to tape the handle except the exact middle for the hanging clip.

Maybe that will work for a while.

 

I had the 2 gallon double walled Fount made by Little Giant on the ground but the water gets dirty.

But maybe the chickens like the water dirty??

 

Too bad they did not make the handle with a hook or clip in the exact middle for hanging.

post #18 of 19

If you use three carabiners, two on each side of the handle with one carabiner joining the two at the top, then the center point will be secured and the waterer will not slip sideways.

post #19 of 19
Great idea. I will try it.
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