any suggestions on watering in the winter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by adobechicks, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. adobechicks

    adobechicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the best option to buy something heated? Right know our water is freezing everyday, so we break it out and fill it everyday?
     
  2. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the coop far from your house? If getting electricity is difficult to get to the coop then I would recommend what I do...I bring mine to the cellar for the night and put back out in the morning. It just takes 5 min in the evening and 5 in the morning. Saves electricity and safer
     
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  3. adobechicks

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    The coup is close to the house. I have their chick light out there right now trying to keep it warm. Bringing it in seems the easiest...why didn't think of that!!!! to simple I guess haha
     
  4. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup I agree, haha, too simple I didn't even think of it myself, someone suggested it to me and it's worked out just great for me:) no wires or electric bills
     
  6. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What good does bringing the water in at night, if it's at or below 32 degrees during the day? The water will STILL freeze. I guess you could run fresh unfrozen water out to the coop every couple of hours.
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  7. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it takes hours for it to freeze, and using like 60-70 degree water helps. Them drinking also agitates the surface a little. It will usually stay liquid til about night fall when u bring it in. Don't know about everyone else but I am in the northeast and this winter is very mild if u ask me, I don't even have to do it every day:)
     
  8. adobechicks

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    It generally isn't below freezing during the day here. and inside the coop it is a little warmer. If it is below 32 than I guess we will just wing it !!!!
     

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