I went out to check on the broilers Saturday morning and found that the water bucket on chicken tractor v2.0 was empty! That has never happened before. So I filled it up. Then I saw why it is empty. One of the poultry nipples was leaking. It looked like the silicone didn't hold. I don't know if the birds pecked at it or what. Anyway, when it started dripping again the birds attacked it. And I mean attacked! All 5 of them went nuts on the thing and eventually got it out of the pipe.
layer feed until July 5. I normally get 18% feed at Agri Supply but they were out last time. I was able to pick up some 20% feed at Hudson's on July 5. The 50 lb. bag was $18.59.
Sunday was my biggest adventure yet. One of the roosters was making a lot of noise and fighting. So he passed his advanced placement classes and graduated early.
Then last night, Tuesday, the water bucket was empty again! So I took the waterer out and reapplied silicone again! I put it back in this morning and it looked like all was well. When I got home tonight the bucket was low and the nipple was leaking. Argh!
I don't like to fix things more than once. I took the pipe out and found a more permanent solution.
|So far the fix is working.|