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Frozen Water!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by LoveNewChicks, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know,
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    any ideas to keep the water NOT frozen (34 degrees at the coldest)
    the water stayes in popcorn's coop at night
    [​IMG]
    and then goes outside in the day where popcorn scratches in her hay [​IMG]
     
  2. mammat

    mammat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Electric waterer.
     
  3. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give them hot water in the morning - takes a lot longer to freeze. And if you go out at midday and top it up again with hot water it will probably last until night - depends how cold it is. The bigger your water pot is the longer it will take to freeze.
     
  4. chickenbaguette

    chickenbaguette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And put a tennis ball floating in it - it'll bob around and break the ice as it tries to freeze.
     
  5. rjking777

    rjking777 Out Of The Brooder

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    I set the waterer inside a heated birdbath (with no water in bird bath) and it has worked great. I had the birdbath in storage in the garage and instead of going out and buying a different waterer I thought I would give it a try. It sits in their pen on top of a piece of hard pink foam insulation (wrapped in cloth) and the pen is wrapped with clear poly. Water hasn't frozen yet, but we are having an unusually weird/warm winter.
     
  6. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have one of those tiny little red chick water containers,
    it looks like this [​IMG]
     
  7. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:what is that?
     
  8. openheartnp

    openheartnp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a heated dog water bowl at a local pet store. It holds a gallon. There is a sensor in the plug so it only goes on when the outside temp is below 40 F (at the plug).

    It was about $30, but it is something I have NEVER regretted buying (and I am cheap!). The water never froze last winter, and it was cold and below freezing for days on end.

    I now have two [​IMG]
     
  9. LoveNewChicks

    LoveNewChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know,
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    is that for dogs or chickens
     
  10. kimisfishing

    kimisfishing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you would not believe what I did, took apart a lamp and made a stand out of a cookie tin then put a large alluminum wash basin over it and the plastic waterer like yours on top....works great
     

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