Ah crud....

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by antlers, May 12, 2009.

  1. antlers

    antlers Songster

    Jun 20, 2008
    East Cent Minnesota
    So I get tired of filling quart jars with water for the new chicks and figure the 7 gallon waterer will be fine now. Fill it up and put it in the coop last night. This morning I come in and 4 inches of shaving are soaked. Seems the rubber gasket did not seal so 7 gallon water slowly leaked out all night. Chicks fine but what a mess to clean up.

  2. Katy_didnot

    Katy_didnot Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Beaverton, Oregon
    What a bummer, Antlers!
    I've had mine leak everything out a couple of times and chill the chicks, but at least it was a small one.
    I have a deep dish under mine now.
  3. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

    Oct 3, 2008
    east central Ohio
    Yes, I have a 3-gallon water with rubber ring. I used it 3 times. Once inside where I lost a couple quarts of water into the shavings before I caught it. Once outside where it worked perfectly. And another time outside where I couldn't get it to quit running out. It's on the shelf for now. GRRR
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    My DH has quit opening the top of the 3 and 5 gallon plastic waterers. He turns it on its side on a tree stump, then fills through the little hole with the hose set on JET.
  5. Cajunsamoan

    Cajunsamoan Songster

    Mar 2, 2009
    I'm gonna have to try that.

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