Hi - I have had chicks for four days now. They are in a large cardboard box in my garage. Really large - like a fridge. I have three chicks. I bought the gallon waterer that is red plastic on the bottom and it has a wire on the top to hang it in the future. Yeah right. I can not even imagine that. When I try to even hold it from that hook it doesn't stay stable enough and all the water leaks out. The reason it makes me insane is because I have had to take all the chicks out and dry the box out and start all over with new bedding every single day even twice a day. The dumb thing will not stop leaking. I understand it works by gravity and must be totally level for it not to leak - and I make sure it is that way when I put it in the brooder. I will even stare at it for 10 minutes to make sure. All is good - then somehow I come back and all the water is soaking into the cardborad and it is empty.! Ahhh - so I bought a hampster waterer and showed all the chicks how to do it. I took the big horrible one out. I came back a few hours later and none of the water in the hampster thing had been drunk. I brought in a little bowl or water and they all drank like they were going to die - so obviously they didn't understand how to use the hampster thing. What is the solution. If I have to dry that thing out again I am going to cry. Plus I will be at work all day today -so i am nervous for them. Today is the first day i have to work since i have had them.