Originally Posted by raimnel
through out the day I switch out their waterer with the one I took into the house to thaw. LOL however some one on BYC found a waterer with a BUILT IN heater. I don't really want to go buy another waterer. someone said something also about using one of those christmas tins with a light bulb in it and put the water on top of it. some thing like that. I wonder if a light bulb in a cement block would work??? and what about if your waterer is plastic??? Hmmmm. Gotta think, oh man winter is comming WAY to fast! Good luck
People have made things similar to the christmas tin with a cement block -- have to be careful to shield the sires from the chickens.
Heated dog waterers cost a few bucks but lots of people use them
I wonder if the OP is talking about a way to do it without power, though. I wonder if something solar would be worth looking into.
I just used a heat lamp last year, but we don't have a great number of nights that get that cold. Think I'll shop for regular light bulbs that are red this year. One winter no one thought to turn off the outside water and we did not have a pipe burst -- freeze, yes, til mid AM, but that was all.