freezing water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by questions543, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. questions543

    questions543 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how am I going to keep my water from freezing in the winter?
     
  2. WI FarmChick

    WI FarmChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well......It depends on your watering system. How are you watering your flock?

    If it is a metal "can" type then you could buy a heater base for under it. I have to use this type of heater.
     
  3. lilredCC

    lilredCC Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a waterer that plugs in and has a thermostat built in so it only comes on if temps drop below freezing.I run it off an extension cord, pat 2 winters have been super easy because of this.I believe the brand is farm innovators?
     
  4. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It just depends really. If you have power or your coop is close enough to your house you could use a extinson cord for one of those base heaters theres a link somewhere on here how to make one for just a few bucks. I just have 2 waterers i keep one in my house and one outside for the chickens so when it freezes i switch it out for the water in then house. Then let the frozen one thaw out.
     
  5. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a birdbath heater in the bucket in the winter. I run an extension cord from an outlet 20 feet away.

    Chris
     

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