Anyone use aquarium heater?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Biologrady, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Biologrady

    Biologrady Chirping

    Apr 12, 2012
    Has anyone used an aquarium heater as a solution to freezing waterer? I saw this idea posted somewhere recently and it sounds like a brilliantly simple idea... Assuming it works, won't burn down my coop or cost me a fortune in utility bills. I'm currently using a large heated base, but considering switching to a more space-saving method, I keep tripping over the darn thing!

  2. jmagill

    jmagill Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Western Wyoming
    I have been using aquarium heaters for at least 5 winters now. Mine go in October and come out sometime in May. I have been using the same ones since the beginning. They go into a box of supplied during the summer. They have been froze into the water, run dry and tossed around. They keep on working. My 75 watt heater works down to -15 or so and if it gets lower I toss in a second one. Mine are on 24 hours a day.

    You could say I am sold on them. I use nipples in a bucket.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2014
  3. Biologrady

    Biologrady Chirping

    Apr 12, 2012
    Fantastic! Going to try it. We've had some subzero nights recently
  4. Hillstreet

    Hillstreet Hatching

    Jan 17, 2014
    I use the [email protected] ultimate pail heater inside of a 5 gallon bucket with nipples on the bottom. We haven't had a problem with the water all winter in Wisconsin.

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