Nothing like Mother Nature whipping your *** and putting you in your place.
I slipped, like in an old three stooges movie, both feet straight up in the air and flat on my back. I am laying in 2 degree weather laughing at myself. HA! I get up and check on my girls and the home depot water supply that was supposed to stay warm turned into an orange 5 gallon lollipop with all frozen nipples.
There was still water in the other heated waterer which is just a plastic rectangular bowl. It was low and needed refilled. So I walk 350 feet back up the hill and get more water. I came back down even more cautiously and still managed to fall again and roll down the hill with a gallon milk container of water. I was freakin frozen down there.
I got up went to the coop and put the water in the bowl. I grabbed my chair and stepped into the coop and sat inside with them to warm up a bit. All 24 of us just sitting there looking at each other. Me in my chair and them in there roosts.
the nipples didnt freeze? everyone else I talked to said they froze this time ???