Also, are in coop watering systems a yay or nay? I realize moisture around chickens in the coop in the winter is bad. But I fear they won't want to leave the coop on very cold or snowy days in the winter. I would want to provide them with a water source then. I know I would have to have a way to heat it as well or at least keep it in constant motion. Of course, first time chicken mama here so not entirely sure about their behavior. We are in Oklahoma so you never know whether we will have good or rough winters. We've had blizzards with 2-3 foot deep snow banks and -30° temps (within 24 hours it was in the 70s that particular time) and we've had mild winters that never drop below 25° and barely a dusting of snow. It should be noted, we are more prone to wicked ice storms than snow. I know I have a long time before I have to worry about this but I want to be prepared in case of the worst.
Pictures and descriptions of your setup would be great if you have an in coop waterer. Or if you are strongly against it, please explain to me so I can understand why I shouldn't chance it.
Edited by beautifulpirate - 3/21/16 at 9:24am