This is the waterer we use: http://www.tractorsupply.com/chicken-equipment/millside-3-gal-plastic-poultry-fountain-2167492 Usually I fill it almost full (I put 2.5 gallon in-that's what I can carry easily) once every 6-7 days. Last time was Monday and at the time, I separated the base from the tray and cleaned in between. I reattached them and filled it like normal. The next day it was all wet around the waterer. The tray was not full so it wasn't leaking that way. I took the waterer out and put it in the run in case it kept doing it. Today there is only about a gallon of water left in it and the tray is still not full. So it can't be leaking because of the top not being on tight or the gasket being bad-otherwise it would be leaking out the tray. So where is the water going? Do you think I put a hairline crack in when I was separating the pieces? I've had it since the beginning of July. Would it be going bad already?