I need about 75+ feet of garden hose to get from the spigot on my house to the various bird waterers and ducky pools. I use a regular 50 foot garden hose with a 50 foot coil hose attached-I find that it is much lighter that way and easier to drag all over the place. But the cold water makes the work miserable no matter what. I try draining the hoses, but they always seem to freeze anyway. I detach the whole shebang and drag it into my basement to keep it from freezing but that is a colossal pain in the behind. I know the ducks really only need a bucket (and that's all they get when there's a ton of snow like last year) but even that involves having running water somewhere besides the house. Right now, my chicken waterer has a metal heating base and the ducks have giant rubber feed bowls with floating de-icers. They all work well so long as I can get water to them. Has anyone here used any of those garden hoses that have heating elements, where you plug it in and in 20 minutes it's warm enough? What's your opinion and any better/worse places or kinds to get? Most of them seem to be PVC but one place also offered rubber that it said was better for daily use. Sixty feet is the longest I've seen and they run $150-$200 online. My ducks have had a lot of Mud Slushies the past week.