heated waterer leaks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by maine egg man, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. maine egg man

    maine egg man Out Of The Brooder

    46
    0
    32
    Jul 12, 2008
    maine
    I have one of those heated waterers that you fill from the bottom than flip over. problem is it tend to come apart sometimes during the flip, and wetting the coop any idaes on how to stop this mess I was thinking of chalking the whole thing together just not sure if the girls will try to eat the chalking
     
  2. cristy17

    cristy17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Return it while you still can!! I had one that leaked all over the coop and it would freeze at the top on the container. I returned it, thinking it was defective. Well the 2nd one did it too. Came to the conclusion that where the outlet plugs in is what is making the waterer unlevel. Right now I'm using a 3 gal. bucket with an electric bird bath heater in it. Doesn't make as much of a mess and the chickens aren't complaining.
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Yeb, take it back to the stor.

    Omran
     
  4. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

    273
    0
    129
    Aug 25, 2008
    Moncton New Brunswick
    Ah man!!! [​IMG]
    I just ordered one I hope it's not the same on!??
    What kind is it??

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by