Hi everyone, new chicken parents here, with something of a mystery. We have 2 brooders with a total of 5 chicks, around 2-3 weeks old now (another story for another post) over the last 3 days I've had 3 separate incidents of empty waterers. We are using the quart jar gravity fed ones sold at TSC. (with bonus shot of [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.870588)]Ameraucana[/COLOR] and [COLOR=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.870588)]Orpington[/COLOR] chicks begging for mealies) At first I thought it was the chicks doing it, as they're getting bigger and flapping around etc. Now I'm wondering, if a shaving gets stuck in the little hole, can that make all the water drain out? They are a little tipsy, maybe one edge gets low enough to let it drain out? In either case, I did try to get one brooder with 2 chicks going on a horizontal nipple and it was a very trying failure. So, do I go get the vertical nipples from TSC? Do I keep trying with the gravity jar ones I have? (getting a bit old cleaning whole brooders again and again, several times a day) If I try with the H-nipples again, any tips? I think they were close to figuring it out, but there was problems with having 2 chicks trying at one time, I can detail that later if necessary. Here are some more pics of our brooder set up: The yellow lights were not used as lights but rather as a camera stand, we had some issues early on, so we got our security camera system setup to watch chicks and needed something to temporarily mount the cameras to.