I am a new forum member. My husband and I built our coop this summer to house an escaped "Tyson" chicken and then bought two others to keep Libby company. Outfitting our coop with electricity is really out of the question so I'm wondering what I can do to deal with frozen water. So far it hasn't been too cold -- I just made sure to haul warm water out in the morning before we leave for work since it only froze at night. But today was the first day the temps were below freezing during the day as well. We both work full time in the city and don't get back home until 5:30. Today I bought one of those warming devices for pet water and ran an extension cord from our house outside outlet to the coop but I'm afraid this isn't safe. Does anyone else have any experience with this or any ideas on how to make it safer? There probably won't be too many days in our area where this will be a problem, but I want to make sure I have a solution when it does occur. Any insight would be much appreciated!!!