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...and where there is LOTS of sun, which is not here...hahaha!

I'd like Michigan then...I'm not much for the sun. I like dark days.:love

Except when it's cold like we are...then it's nice to see the sun.

 

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She does live in Maine, which is not that different weatherwise from Montana...however, I have not tried this yet...

Are you thinking of trying this idea? I'm asking because you said "yet" :)

 

I didn't do this with my horses, 98% of their trough froze over with a heater.

 

My chickens aren't allowed out, so my water's inside. As it is the back of my heated waterer is iced a bit. And I have some really tiny chickens, if they got pushed in (which I can see happening with the big oafs I have with them) they'd freeze to death.  :/

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I'd like Michigan then...I'm not much for the sun. I like dark days.love.gif
Except when it's cold like we are...then it's nice to see the sun.

Are you thinking of trying this idea? I'm asking because you said "yet" smile.png

I didn't do this with my horses, 98% of their trough froze over with a heater.

My chickens aren't allowed out, so my water's inside. As it is the back of my heated waterer is iced a bit. And I have some really tiny chickens, if they got pushed in (which I can see happening with the big oafs I have with them) they'd freeze to death.  hmm.png


Iwould not do tiny chicks without either supplemental heat or mother present. Even then they have got to have ample water when fed only dry feed.

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following :caf

 

we've got some winter chicks we hatched out in september...so far so good, all growing up fine. They certainly do eat a lot though!

Finally got the snow and ice cleared/ melted enough for them to venture outside. So far so good, soon to integrate them into our older flock. first time, so were hoping it goes smoothly, but know it most likely won't haha :rolleyes: :fl

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She does live in Maine, which is not that different weatherwise from Montana...however, I have not tried this yet...

 

It makes no sense to me.

- Black tire in the sun gets hot? Check

- Black tub in the sun gets hot? Check

- Filling the airspace inside the tire with insulating material? No check.

 

How is the heat from the tire going to get to the water tub if you have a ton of insulation between the two? Likely the only thing the tire is doing is holding the tub up. The water takes longer to freeze because the black tub absorbs some heat from the sun and the insulation slows its escape from the side of the tub.

 

I think a better plan would be to fill the space between the tire and the tub with sand. Passive solar works by storing the heat gained from the sun during the day in a "mass". Stone, sand, water in drums, etc. 

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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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