One of my newborn peas,got wet and layed head in waterer. i was devastated after the long hatching wait. came up with new waterer. took a piece of 3/4 " pvc pipe,drilled holes in it ,capped it and walla, no mess waterer. i did the same in my coop ,have a 4 hole coop, ran it clear thru the wire,fill all coops at one time! I love it. not pretty, I was in hurry b4 another mishap,but it works!