In early May, when I got my chicks I also got one of those TSC waterers with the red base and gallon reservoir on top. I found they were roosting on it an pooping into the water and I would have to clean it out several times a day. So, about 2 weeks ago, hubs made a waterer with nipples out of a 2 gallon plastic bucket. My pullets drink out of it, but don't seem to drink as much as they used to drink from the other waterer. This morning, I poured some water into a little dish that I keep in the run for snacks and they went to town on it. I also noticed that when I let them out of the pen to run around the yard in the afternoon (stinkbug patrol), they go right for the dog's big outside water bowl for a drink. All the nipples are working, I checked that first. I'm tempted to go back to the old waterer. Any suggestions? I don't want them to get dehydrated. Thanks for your input!