Cookie Tin water heater

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hinkjc, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was going thru my old pics and found these and thought others may find them useful. They are small and large size cookie tins. The small ones (approx 6 inches round) work well for 1 gallon plastic waterers. The Larger one works well for the wider mouth 1 gallon waterers and 2-3 gallon waterers. I use a 25 or 40 watt bulb, depending on temps. Typically 25 watt is sufficient.

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    Jody
     
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  2. Hooterville

    Hooterville Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jody--I just came to this section to see what others thought of the 3 gal heated fountain waterer--for about $40.00!

    You just saved me a bundle--this will work just fine for me. Thanks a bunch!

    Becky
     
  3. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
  4. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let me tell ya this is a great idea, I'm going to try this instead of using the high electric using heatlamp. Thanks
     
  5. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats cool.[​IMG] now I want to tear my store bought one apart.It probably looks just like that inside. Nice idea. Will
     
  6. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I'm going to sound really stupid now... How do these work? Do you imerse them in the water or what?
     
  7. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope you just put the lid on and turn on the light,the warmth from the light inside the tin will be like a hotplate for your waterer to sit on. Will
     
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  8. mcg30_40

    mcg30_40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, that makes sense if you use chicken waterers. I use cattle water troughs (the smaller ones) so the chickens and goats can drink from it.
     
  9. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I wouldn't submerse them in the water. My mom always told me that electricity and water do not mix well.
     
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  10. Cackel

    Cackel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is such a great idea wish I had thought of that ,I just got 2 of the 40.00 in the mail today . cackel
     

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