Don't use heated dog bowl if you have a rooster

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by sonjap, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. sonjap

    sonjap Out Of The Brooder

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    My poor guy got pretty bad frostbite because I was using a heated dog bowl. His wattles hang down so much there is no way to keep them out of the water. His wattles are now black and they are very swollen. I feel so bad for him.
    I've been reading about modifications on other threads here they sound like they might work. Tonight I'm going to try turning it upside down and setting the regular waterer on it so its on the heated base.
     
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  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awe, poor guy...never thought about that. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  3. Huh?

    The water shouldn't be burning him. If his wattles are black then it's because he got them wet, and then the water froze. This would happen regardless of how you watered them, unless you were doing a nipple system, which doesn't work very well in the winter.
     
  4. sonjap

    sonjap Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it's frostbite, not a burn. A regular chicken waterer with the moat should/would hold the wattles back from getting in the water wouldn't it?
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Not necessarily...had 2 roos dip and freeze their wattles last winter in a moat type waterer.
    Luckily they didn't swell too bad and healed up just fine.

    Am using a heated jug with horizontal nipples this year.
     
  6. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The moat style waterer doesn't keep their wattles from dipping in the water at all.
     
  7. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where did you get the heated jug??
     
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  9. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's cool, thanks. I will have to try this :)
     

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