Chicks don't *do* hanging waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Tala, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    My chicks somehow managed to dump their gallon hanging waterer into their bedding. I'm guessing they flew up and landed on it and tipped it?

    No more water at night I guess [​IMG]

    I was really peeved, those shavings were CLEAN but I had to toss some of them so it wouldn't be too damp. [​IMG]
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Is it plastic? I have read that it's not a good idea to hang them, even though supposedly they were designed for hanging, because they don't hold up well with that pressure on them. Need to be set on concrete blocks or whatever.

    Hate to see them without water at night unless you provide it very early in the AM.
  3. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Yeah me too, but I tried. Yes it's a plastic one but it's "supposed" to be a hanging waterer [​IMG]

    Is 6:20am early enough [​IMG]
    That's when my photocell bug light turns off, so I go let the kids out.

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