Originally Posted by dheltzel
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I have a lot of fish tanks and equipment! I am going to use an air pump, hose and bubbler to keep the water moving!
I remember a lot of water ended up on the inside top of my aquariums from the bubbles popping. I think in a coop some water will get sprayed outside the water bowl, adding to the humidity in the coop. Heated waterers certainly create more humidity from evaporation also, but I'm concerned that the amount is more and the benefit is less with bubbling air. And when it gets really cold, it will freeze the bubbler right in with the rest of the bowl.
But it could extend the time the water stays liquid enough to help on the freezing, but not super freezing days. You could plug the air pump into one of those thermostatic outlet controls to turn off the bubbling when the temps are above freezing.
That's true. I just need it to work for a few days. It was supposed to be warmer next weekend, but now it's going down to the twenties overnight, and only the low forties during the day. I had arrangements for the ducklings due to hatch, but no one is close enough to change frozen water for me.