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Originally Posted by SkyViewFarm View Post

The company I work for mailed me a cookie tin for my birthday. I have Celiac's so couldn't eat the cookies but instead made an awesome water heater for my chickens. The cookie tin has my firm's logo on it which I found humorous. I shared a pic of the finished product with my boss. He thought it was great, although is not planning on adding a chicken water heater to our promotional gifts. A free gift and an old busted lamp I found in our storage room. I'm not out a penny on this project!


Good story! Let's see a photo of it.


BTW, I think it's only fair if your company gets you a birthday gift that you can eat, wear, or spend — after all, how many water heaters can you use? Ha! :D

post #562 of 565

I meant to add that I plugged the new heater into the second outlet of the same ThermoCube used for the heater in the coop. Love my ThermoCubes!

Edited by Hooligans7 - 1/12/15 at 4:49pm
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If you live in an area with Menards home centers, they have a cookie tin (11.5 x 3.25) on sale this weekend for 3.99. Sugar cookies and a great size tin for a waterer.

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I saw this idea last night and knew I HAD to have one! So I went to or local thrift store and bought me lamp and a cookie tin(had the light bulb). It cost me $2.50 and a loving hubby to get mine done. Here it is and it will be in use tonight! 

Edited by Tina88 - 12/1/15 at 5:54pm
post #565 of 565

My modification to the "cookie tin" heater.


Used 10 bulb section of an old Christmas light string.  The type with screw in 5w C8 bulbs (and LED string may save you $ but not going to heat anything).  This allows you to adjust the heat output as required for temp by loosing/tighting bulbs.  Work well for 0 temp this winter. 


Obviously could further adjust heat output by increasing or decreasing the length of light string you use.

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