Im getting back in to chicken but this time with a smaller coop. its going to be a 3x5 hen house. but since its going to be so small im really think about saving as much room as possiable. i use to just set my 3 gallon waterer on a "cookie tin container" that you would get a chrismas time. but now with the smaller coop i think im going to use a 3" pvc pipe with a nipple on the end. now comes the hard part of keeping it from freezing. I was thinking about maybe using a fish tank air pump to keep the water moving, but i wonder if the nipple would freeze up. also i was wondering if you could use a fish tank water heater but put it on a thermal cube outlet so it only runs when its freezing temp outside. I wish they just make a small tank heater that turns on at 34 degrees and off at 40 degrees. Any help would be great. pictures too please.
Chad the Chicken Man