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post #21 of 25

Great project.  Thanks for sharing!

Are those political signs for the chickens to poop on?  wink

post #22 of 25

Do you have to worry about the water in the barrel freezing during the winter?

post #23 of 25
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Do you have to worry about the water in the barrel freezing during the winter?


Not yet, and it usually doesn't get that cold here, at least not for long.  I could drain it if freezing weather is coming, but I am also looking into different heating options, including a small solar panel to power a trough heater of some sort...

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post #24 of 25

I have something very similar in mind. I ordered 2 of the water spouts on-line, and they look identical to that in your picture. I have a barrel, that actually looks pretty identical also except that it has "Barrels $10" written on the side. My concern is that it contained a biodegradable soap used by a car wash.  If I wash it thoroughly, will this still be harmful to my chickens?  If so, I have another contact that sells food grade barrels used to carry soft drink syrup.

 

Thanks

post #25 of 25

The car wash near my house gives it's barrels away, they wash them out and you can take as many as they have.

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