@Ironsights - Consider a tank heater; the kind that can be submerged. I saw one that maxed out at 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which works because you want the water to be between 148 and 155, and the water cools with each bird. The downside is speed: the water won't heat quickly. I have an enormous stock pot that I put over a camping burner. It works, but I have to watch the temperature closely, and adding cold water to tweak the temperature down just a bit is time consuming.
@mjgigax - Are you making a journey of chickeny goodness to Coweta next Friday? I'm planning to get there around five. It would be nice to visit : )
We got most of the birds fed and watered while it snowed, but then the snow turned into rain. My all-terrain stroller couldn't maneuver in the slushy mud, so I had to transfer the youngest grand baby to a body sling and cover us with an XXL rain slicker. The girls followed at a discrete distance, sharing an umbrella. The piggies broke open the pomegranates but left them for the chickens when they saw the other goodies: banana peels, toast, rice, and apple cores. Finally, everyone's fed, and the kids are napping, so I feel like the day hasn't been totally swallowed up by the weather.
@artsyrobin - Stripes really enjoyed the pomegranates, but he wasn't a fan of the snow and rain.