Originally Posted by chiques chicks
That sounds too warm to me. Probably wouldn't hurt them, but it also is a lot of energy to keep 5 gallons at that temperature. Brooders are kept at 95 for chicks and I believe a chicken's body temp is around 105, so I doubt it is deadly.
Is it a bird bath heater? That is what I would be looking for, or a small pond heater. Something that just keeps it from freezing hooked to a thermocube outlet so it only comes on at low temperature.
it is a multi-use utility de-icer. It says, common applications- 25 gallon stock tanks, buckets of all sizes, small animal drinkers, hog waterers, surface heater, bird baths. My husband was reading info on the wrong model number so it won't heart that hot lol. I think it'll only turn on when temp reaches freezing. I'm not sure how hot it'll heat it up though before it turns off. Hopefully this keeps the Nipples thawed.