Freeze free water recs?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vjbakke, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We live in MN so we know we'll need to do something this winter to keep the girls water from freezing. I have seen the ones you can buy and plug in but they are to large for our coop. We have room for about a 1 gallon fount. We have the red bottom one right now. Any recommendations or home made ones?
     
  2. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. bambi

    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased a small warming dog bowl @ walmart for my coop works great and it is deep enough to keep litter/shavings out of the water as well.
     
  4. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ok, thats sounds like it could work, do you fill it everyday then? Did you set it on anything to raise it up? I fill our 1 gallon half full just about everyday. It got too dirty if I fill it all the way, was wasting too much water.
     
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    bambi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It all depends how much they are drinking I don't remember filling it more than once a day but I give fresh water daily . I did not elevate the dish.
     
  6. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! My walmart has one and I think that will work great!
     
  7. Tofer76

    Tofer76 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thats what i use too and i check everyday to make sure its clean
    i also have a bucket w 3 poultry nippes in the bottom and a deicer in it
     

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