DIY - heated waterer setup

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ScottM, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's my DIY heated water system.

    I've heard it described before but a photo sais a 1000 words. The milk jug is swapped out with an ice cream bucket and although I've heard it suggested to fill the heated bowl with sand, this kept the water from freezing and we experienced below zero tempteratures.

    The two by four on the bottom keeps the dish up and out of the deep litter, the 2x3 above isn't a snug fit. If a bird jumps up it will wobble more than alittle; but it won't be pulled out thanks to another scrap piece of wood standing up in the very back (hard to see, but it basically works like a lock).

    This setup works well for our 4 birds, and I like how it makes use of limited space in the corner. Enjoy,

  2. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    Good Job!! [​IMG] Thanks for the idea!! I'm glad I don't have to worry about freezing temps too much!!
  3. Chikenranchtex

    Chikenranchtex Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2012
    Good Job! Cool Idea, I need all the info I can get!!!! Still learning here!

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