Originally Posted by silverseam
I do not have electricity and am looking for solutions for keeping water in my chicken coop/run from freezing solid. What have others done? I'd love to hear your success stories.
Days get pretty cold, down in the teens, and there's not a lot of sun, so solar solutions are not the best.
Was conversing with a poultry person in England a while back. They put a small amount of food grade glycerin in their poultry water. Keeps the water from freezing completely closed so the birds can reach the open water.
he told me it didn't bother the birds if they ate some of the glycerin. I got my small bottle of food grad glycerin at Michael's Arts and Crafts. They use it to make cake icing glossy. about 3.00 to 3.50 .
Here ya go: scroll down to "Freezing Water" :
here's an interesting thread on the subject:
Ok, I just read the abstract only on this paper, but it is really interesting so thought
I would share if anyone wants to read the whole thing.
Glycerin-A New Energy Source for Poultry1
Edited by 3riverschick - 11/30/15 at 7:47pm