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i have a rubber bowl for water the one you get at agway now will he heaters be

ok to use with this rubber .    want to deice this winter.

3 red comets and 2 barred rocks
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What type of heater?  Most heaters shouldn't get hot enough to melt the rubber.  Still if you are going to use a heater you should have no problem using a metal or ceramic waterer.  I use those rubber bowels myself in the winter and use no heater.  They are easy enough to turn over and stomp to remover the ice when I change the water.

Den
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This is my first winter with chickens and I live on a wide open farm in NE Kansas so I was worried about frozen water.  I bought this dog bowl from Amazon and though it hasn't been tested very hard yet, it is keeping the water from being frigid.  I can feel a slightly warm bottom inside the bowl when I empty it and I've set it on a pallet to keep the girls from being able to fill it with hay as easily. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002H3T2W?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s01

 

Good Luck!

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