keeping food and water from spilling in the brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ebonykawai, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I see quite a few posts about waterers tipping over and such, so I thought I'd share my own solution.

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    I use velcro on the bottom of the waterers and feeders and attach them to either wood blocks or bricks. I've never yet had anything spill, it works quite well. [​IMG]

    Good luck!
     
  2. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the way the bricks are done...looks like it helps to keep the bedding out of the waterer. I have mine on a wood block..then a brick but this looks like a much nicer solution.
     
  3. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, these are pretty thick and a bit wider than the base of the waterer. I don't get many shavings in at all. I was always paranoid about the waterers tipping while I was at work so I did the velcro. It's very secure. Velcro sure is strong, lol!
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    That is brilliant-looking... I am starting to get organized for chicks coming in a little over a week and I definitely see myself digging out some velcro and spare pavers. Thanks for posting this!

    Pat
     
  5. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a great idea!! I love the idea of the velcro. And it's tough to keep the bedding out of the waterers.

    Thanks for posting! [​IMG]
     
  6. MiaPia

    MiaPia Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing!
     
  7. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

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    VELCRO....HHMMM......WONDER IF THIS WILL HELP KEEP THE CHICKS FROM FLYING OUT OF THE BROODER. [​IMG] (just kidding)
     
  8. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice- I think I'll try that this weekend.
     
  9. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
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    I use a brick under the water and I think that they spill it more so I switched to the glass jar and not plastic, but I do like the idea of the velcro. I haven't had them spill it with the brick and glass jar.
     

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