Do you ever feel stupid for having bought something that made no sense

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joebryant, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Do you ever feel stupid for having bought something that made no sense?
    For example, I spent almost two years laboriously filling and refilling several of those expensive plastic red/white two-piece waterers from TSC that you have to carry upside down until you get back to the coop to hang it or whatever. Now I only use one of those if I have baby chicks.
    I bought TSC's large, cheap metal pans for the summer and electric dog dishes for the winter. Those are easy; set them on a block to raise them, dump them and refill them with a bucket of fresh water. What could be easier?
     
  2. yelim

    yelim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both. The plastic one has a screw on cap and a place to store the cap. I put the cap on the drain hole and remove warterer from coop to clean and refill. Once inside coop I remove cap from water outlet and screw it on storage knob.
    The pan I think you are talking about is galvinized about 4" deep. I have one outside in run and refill often to keep fresh water. When I refill it they come running to get spilled water and bugs off the ground. I don't have to worry much about freezing.

    Yes I've bought stuff that made no sense and could not return it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2010
  3. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    I certainly understand that feeling! I'm new to chickens and the learning curve can be expensive too- I was using the same sort of galvanized pans for food in the run, thinking that I was saving money by not purchasing another hanging feeder... about the 100th time the chickens dumped the dish of feed I realized I was losing more money in food than I would be by investing in an appropriate food dispenser. D'oh!

    I also used the red and white waters well past the chick stage, but when I realized I was filling 5 or 6 of those multiple times a day, I ponied up and got big waterers so that I wasn't a slave to the chicken schedule. Live and learn.
     
  4. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My wife and friends think your thread title applies to my chickens.
     
  5. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:LOL Well, yeahhhhhhh!
     
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] we understand!

    I must have 2 dozen of the red lid waterers, because I've ALWAYS got little ones in one pen or another. I can't stop hatching! I NEED THERAPY!! Wait.......fuzzybutts ARE my therapy! Hey, I'm cured!
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] we understand!

    I must have 2 dozen of the red lid waterers, because I've ALWAYS got little ones in one pen or another. I can't stop hatching! I NEED THERAPY!! Wait.......fuzzybutts ARE my therapy! Hey, I'm cured!

    When they say that they're cured, that's a sure sign that they're not. You need help, lots and lots of therapy.
     
  8. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you bought it for your flock, then it automatically makes sense.
     
  9. Rte.66_chicks

    Rte.66_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the red & white ones and a pan. My girls prefer to drink out of the red & white ones, and like to wade in the pan, I assume to cool off a bit. They also poop in the pan, and while they do manage to get poo in the red & whites occasionally, they are usually cleaner than the pan. They get scrubbed a couple of times a week, and I, with my superior brain-power, finally figured out after several years, that it is easier to fill them outside with a hose right where they are used, than to fill them in the house and carry them out. Duh!
     
  10. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did the excat same thing as you! These waterers are so cheap! So... we finally decided to but a new $55 one. It works much better! [​IMG]
     

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