Freeze proof water solution for small coop?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by vjbakke, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We currently have a small heated pet bowl in for our girls. Works well, however we have to fill it a couple times a day. This is a problem due to we will be away for a few days in the coming weeks. All i have been able to find are a 3 gallon heated one at the feed store and it's huge! We only have 5 girls and normally we use a 1 gallon waterier. Is there a source for a one gallon heated? Or a way we can keep the one gallon waterier we have from freezing. Temps will be anywhere from negatives to 30?

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  2. potluck

    potluck Out Of The Brooder

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    google- Chicken Ken heated water supply - it's a you tube video should work for any size waterer - wish I'd seen it before I made the cookie tin heater
     
  3. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I just worry that it could be a fire hazard?
     
  4. Quote:as above in the cinder block. except I would use a plug in thermo-cube to plug it in. on at 32 off at 36...something like that. No waste of electric and never have to worry about being home to turn it on / off
     
  5. vjbakke

    vjbakke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, this helps a lot!
     
  6. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking through a few videos on Youtube and I think NYChicknBob had the best (in my opinion) design. No fire hazard really. Just a small fountain pump in a 5 gallon bucket with a hose running up to the waterer and the water overflows back down into the bucket.
     

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