Problem with Waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CPW Chicks, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. CPW Chicks

    CPW Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got a new 3 gallon waterer (plastic), and the water keeps pouring out. I have always had 1 gallon waterers so I don't know if this is because it is a larger one or what. Any suggestions on how to fix would be appreciated otherwise I will be returning it tomorrow.
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Does it have a rubber O-ring? I'd check to be sure that it's in place and not damaged. The leaking is from not being airtight so also look over the reservoir for holes/cracks.
     
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    OH, and be sure it's sitting level! I'm sure you know that but JIC [​IMG]
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Putting some vegetable oil or Vaseline on the O ring can help, or just wetting it before you tighten the lid
     
  5. CPW Chicks

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    Thank you all, I wet the o ring and it worked. [​IMG]
     
  6. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had problems with my 3 gallon waterer too. It would not flow at all sometimes and then would dump water other times. That is why I switched to water cups on a line.
     

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