Battery operated water heater?

FoxRiverRat

Chirping
Feb 5, 2016
38
2
54
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
 

Choco Maran

Songster
10 Years
Jul 25, 2009
730
51
153
Ribera New Mexico
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.
 

FoxRiverRat

Chirping
Feb 5, 2016
38
2
54
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,
 

Choco Maran

Songster
10 Years
Jul 25, 2009
730
51
153
Ribera New Mexico
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.
 

noodles17

Chirping
Oct 14, 2016
25
13
59
Upstate NY
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?
 

maria kane

In the Brooder
Jun 25, 2017
3
0
12
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
Hi there, I went on u tube and you can try different ways of tying to keep your chicken water from freezing besides having to go out and change it every few hours.. I put a cup of salt in a small jar and filled it with water then I plopped this in the water bucket I use to water the chickens. I also taped insulation around the bucket and put it in another bigger bucket. Then I used duct tape to cover the top of the insulation so the chickens won't eat it. So far the water is still drinkable. Let me see if it gets below 20 degrees again, what happens. Maria
 

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