Turning floor waterers into hanging ones....possible??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Frozen Feathers, Sep 20, 2007.

  1. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I have a bunch of those little waterers that you set on the floor in my Silkie coop and in my brooder and somehow they always manage to poop in them or clog them up with shavings.
    If I took an eye- hook and screwed it in the top would the waterers still work or would the water leak out all over the place?? Sounds like it would work to me, but want to get every one else's opinions before I go and possibly ruin a bunch of waterers.
    These are the types of waterer I'm talking about.
     
  2. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    If you screw an eye hook into the top you'll ruin the vacuum and it will leak. Maybe if you could super glue something to the top to hook a chain or string to...
     
  3. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he's right. I know that my hubby uses Gorilla Glue on his things for hunting and it withstands a lot of abuse and weather. It takes 24 hours to cure and dry but will hold hundreds of pounds.
     
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  4. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just use a plant hanger (like the macrame ones). That's what I thought I would do - ended up not needing to. You can just use 3 or 4 pieces of rope & suspend......
     
  5. EggCentric

    EggCentric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took our waterers and just sat them up on cinder blocks. Worked like a charm, no more clogged messes, and the chickens can reach the water fine.
     
  6. jenichick

    jenichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I did too, but you can also buy hanging waterers. Mine hangs, but we haven't got around to it yet. Blocks are working good...
     
  7. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I will try to glue something on the top, then because I don't want to waste them. My main coop has one of those $$$ hanging waterers and then another rubber grain dish (the shallow ones for horses feed) up on blocks. I was just using the grain dishes because I can pound the ice out in winter, but my word those ducks mess up the water too much and my chickens would have clean water for about 2 seconds before the ducks got too it.
     
  8. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    my friend got old frisbee's and some light chain. put three holes in the frisbee and put the chain through, then connected them at the top and inserted the waterer on top of the frisbee. it's like the rope, except there's more stability because of the frisbee.
     
  9. MayberrySaint

    MayberrySaint Chillin' Out

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    Quote:Now that is an ingenious solution...or you can just glue the frisbee to the top of the waterer...excellent solution.
     
  10. allen wranch

    allen wranch Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hanging one from the top by glue or whatever would put too much weight on the base, and there is a possibility the base will come off because of the weight.

    Frisbee or some other support for the base sounds would be a better idea.
     

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