About those metal waterers... I can't figure out the design

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by QChickieMama, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Songster

    Oct 1, 2011
    I'm trying to hang these double-walled metal waterers.

    But, the handle on the top is an oval. That's what I'm attaching to an S hook. However, there's no notch in the oval handle to keep the S hook in the center of the oval. Sooooo, it's just a matter of time before the waterer slips cockeyed and spills all the water.

    What am I missing here? This seems like such an easy thing for the maker to put a notch in the handle. Ugh.

    I can do some handy sorts of things, but I don't know how to bend this sturdy metal. Advice?
  2. Tigertrea

    Tigertrea Songster

    Feb 10, 2012
    LaSalle Ontario Canada
    I believe it is because they are not "meant" to be hung? There was another thread on this and somebody suggested putting a bend in the handle yourself or using besides an S hook. I don'[t know the name of what they were using but it had 2 hooks.
  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Enabler

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    I don't think they are meant to hang. Most people pit them up on bricks or blocks of wood. If they were hanging each time a chicken would drink it would probably tilt and spill. Those things have to be level or they will spill anyway.
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Do you have a picture?
  5. My double walled fount waterer says you are supposed to carry it by the inner handle when it is full of water. When I put the top on, if I pick it up by the outside top handle to move it, it seems to affect the suction/drainage -- I don't think they design it to be hung up.
  6. QChickieMama

    QChickieMama Songster

    Oct 1, 2011
    Huh. Well, waddayaknow. I got them to hang in my wire-bottomed cages. This explains why they couldn't put a notch in the handle.

    Guess I need to buy 2 new hanging waterers. Bummer.

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