Battery operated water heater?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by FoxRiverRat, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. FoxRiverRat

    FoxRiverRat Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    Do battery operated water heaters exist?

    A solar set up seems to be a ridiculously expensive option.
    Running electric to the coop will also be expensive and I'd have to deal with codes and permits right?

    A battery operated water heater sounds like a life saver right about now. Can anyone recommend one?

    Thanks! :) Josh
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do you want a water heater at your coop? If the coop is not to far from the house just run a hose off the faucet. I would not use hot water for the chicken even in the winter. You can buy heated waterers for the chicken just run an extension cord to the coop during the winter for that.
     
  3. FoxRiverRat

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    Hi Choco, Thanks for the reply. I was told it wouldn't be safe to run an extension cord out there for a long term solution. something about the longer the cord the less safe...

    would you cover the cord or just not worry about it in the elements? I'd need a 150' to 200' cord,
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would run it though pvc pipe this will help protect. You can dig a small trench or leave it on top of the dirt. Try to place it somewhere were you will not run over it. You can get outdoor extension cords or contractor cords. And yes it is not a good idea but if it is your only solution at the time it should be fine for awhile just keep an eye on it. Try to get one solid extension cord and not a bunch of short ones this will help as well.
     
  5. noodles17

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    Hello, I live off the grid and don't have "extra" electricity to run to the coop. Are there any battery operated heaters? I've only seen ones for like.. Horses and cattle. I assume it would be a little much. Any ideas?
     
  6. lazy gardener

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    A standard heated dog bowl is around $30. Could you get a converter and run it off a 12V battery?
     
  7. noodles17

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    that's a good idea, I'll have to look into that. Thank you for the reply!
     
  8. lazy gardener

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