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Okay, so I just got a metal base heater, and it never occured to me that it was only for metal waterers (Excuse my blonde-ness), will it still be safe to keep my plastic waterers on it?

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No, it's not. The plastic may become deformed from heating, and heated plastic is also toxic, so it will poison your birds water. 

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2 Barred Rocks, 4 White Leghorns, 6 Light Brahmas, and 3 Partridge Rocks

"There are two types of (people) in this world;
those who want to be astronauts,
and those who want to be astronomers."


- Dr. Alan Grant, Jurassic Park III
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Okay, so I just got a metal base heater, and it never occured to me that it was only for metal waterers (Excuse my blonde-ness), will it still be safe to keep my plastic waterers on it?

Some are safe with plastic, some are not. Proceed carefully.

Check with manufacturer.


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Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Okay, so I just got a metal base heater, and it never occured to me that it was only for metal waterers (Excuse my blonde-ness), will it still be safe to keep my plastic waterers on it?

 

How many watts does the unit draw?

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Heat the nesting boxes to stop eggs from freezing.

Forever Water Heater one that lasts.

Unfrozen Nipple Watering for those cold days.

Removing dust the easy way.

Quick and Easy 5 Gallon Waterer.

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