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Aquarium Water Heater in bucket with horizontal nipples run by solar power?

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Hello! My first 10 chicks are "due" on April 20th and I should have them on the 22nd!!! Can't wait. We are trying to make our coop solar powered. I have the chicken door and the light figured out. Now, I just have to figure out the waterer. I live in Northern Wisconsin and would need the heater to run for anywhere from November through March (depending on the winter). Does anyone have any experience with this? I have found some threads on success with the lower wattage aquarium heaters, so that seems to be the way to go. Just trying to avoid running an extension cord 100 feet through the snow!!! Thank you!

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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :) Try posting in the "Feeding & Watering Your Chickens" section.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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I will see if I can figure it out! Thank you!

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Sorry, i can't help you with your question, but i hope that the thread mentioned by BF4L will help. To find it, look at "Forum Nav" - it currently says "New member introductions" and scroll down to the thread you wish to post on, then go to "start a new thread".

 

The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced chicken keepers - loads of info on anything chicken. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

 
Joining your state thread may be useful as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.
 
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Do you get enough sun in winter to use solar power?

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:welcome

 

You might also try the DIY/Self-Sufficiency forum under Miscellaneous.

 

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