Yes. They were stock tank de-icers. Sold on amazon as pond heaters. NOT! I was trying to keep a small koi pond above 60 for the algae eaters. By the time I needed them, I couldn't return them. Not much use out here!
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Did that to Robert the other day. we were at the junk store and he snuck up behind me. DH is faster then he looks. Had my fist back and in mid swing when he caught my arm DS thinks its sooo funny. Probably wouldnt hurt if i did hit him but I dont want to find out.
Shoot I just remembered I have 6 roosters doing the anchor stroke in the water tank at the farm relaxing . We if they aren't relaxed buy now there is something wrong.
I would play it by ear just keep an eye on the birds and check the inside of the roof and see if frost or ice or moisture is building up
My rooster lost his comb to frostbite last winter.
- Sir Crows A lot
I saw pics of your setup, looked like you had NICE big raised coops. I know ZIP about wintering chickens. In Mi, we had carpeted boxes in the milk barn. That was it. It seems like a lot of work what ya'll do. I'm thinking out loud...if you added electrolytes (salt) to the water, that would lower the freezing point a few deg. Wonder if that would harm the chickens?
its bumble foot . wear gloves because its a staph infection. soak the foot in epsom salt bath . thats about all I know about it.