Birdbath de-Icer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by blackswamp, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. blackswamp

    blackswamp Out Of The Brooder

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    I picked up a new Birdbath De-icer at a garage sale for $1.50. I want to try & keep there water outside this winter. I thought about cutting out a hole on the top of a galvanized waterier & putting the DE-icer in there.

    My question is has anybody used a birdbath De-icer before to keep there water from freezing?
    Did you have any luck with it?

    Thanks!
    Jeff
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool,always great to get a good score at a sale.Check the wattage on it so you don't double your electric bill.
     
  3. blackswamp

    blackswamp Out Of The Brooder

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    It is only 50 watts. Plus it's Thermostatically controlled to operate only in cold water.

    Jeff
     
  4. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bell waterers work with a vacuum in the tank, If the integrity is compromised and it loses vacuum the water will run out. Cutting a hole in the top for the wire means you have to reseal it to hold the vacuum.
     

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