Use a rubber horse dish and bust the ice every day and put fresh water in. The horse dishes won't break even if you hit them with a hammer. The birds will get all the need after you change it every day before it freezes again. You can also implement soaked oats to get moisture in them as well.
I know exactly what dishes you mean. So if you fill it fresh in the morning and they wake up and it's arctic out, they will drink enough before it freezes? I can fill it in the
evening again, but I understand they don't drink in the dark, so that means they would only be able to drink in the morning. Is that enough? I like the oats thing. They could eat them before they freeze. They-- the oats -- that is:rolleyes: