I noticed that they still got their wattles in it, and the turkey wattles even more so. Now here it is after I put bricks under it:
The chicken wattles seem to be staying out of it, but the turkey still gets his in. But even when he didn't dip his wattles, I noticed that as he raises his head up to swallow, he dribbles all down his neck from his mouth:
I guess turkeys got loose lips!
But really, I have used this heated dog dish and waterer combo for the last two winters. This is the first time I've worried about their wattles. I have never yet gotten a chicken or turkey with frost bitten wattles. Maybe I am just over thinking it this year because I read someone else say it could happen. 🤔
As far as the horizontal nipples freezing, here is a photo of the ice. This is four hours after I knocked it loose this morning:
I knocked it loose again, and here it is now:
It seems that that little puddle around the metal peg can freeze.
Edited by Finnie - 12/15/16 at 9:29am