Chicken waterers winter

muddy75

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Thank you! I’ll def read more about it!! I have a heated metal based to put under metal waterer but looking for other ideas! What brand do you use for heated waterer? And does it work well?
mine is a 2.5 gallon plastic waterer.....it works well for me. luckily we haven’t encountered frozen water yet this year
 

muddy75

56 days til Spring!! 🌸
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my first winter with chickens, we had a nipple system to a stock tank inside the shed. i put a stock tank heater in it to keep the water from freezing. i think you can do the same with a 5 gal bucket that has nipples
 

wamtazlady

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On Amazon you can get a Thermocube for $10...plug a submersion heater in their water. I put a “nightlight” on it so I know when it’s on. I dropped the submerged heater into a 50 gallon plastic barrel with metal nipples. makes it easy if you don’t have plumbed water.
The stock tank deicer I use has its own thermostat. It comes on at 35 degrees and turns off at 45.
 

B_Chickle01

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On Amazon you can get a Thermocube for $10...plug a submersion heater in their water. I put a “nightlight” on it so I know when it’s on. I dropped the submerged heater into a 50 gallon plastic barrel with metal nipples. makes it easy if you don’t have plumbed water.

Thank you I’ll look into this as well!
 

Carson213

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The stock tank deicer I use has its own thermostat. It comes on at 35 degrees and turns off at 45.
mine do too. i just put them on the thermocube so i can plug in a nightlight and know if it’s actually working. we leave a lot on weekends to ski so it’s an easy visual if somebody stops by to grab eggs without having to walk in the coop. i use the same system for my seedling mats in the back roll outs...nightlight...so i know it’s working....so...$20 for the visual cue
 

Carson213

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i will also admit that i am a dentist and pretty neurotic by nature...so, i have a 50 gallon food safe container outside the coop fed by the gutter with a submerged heater...connected by hose wrapped in a heated conduit to the 50 gallon waterer with a submersible heater in the coop with 8 metal nipples. even my “run off” hose is heated to ensure the excess water runs off. my coop is way over engineered compared to the coop i grew up with...yet WAY smaller.
 

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