Good Water Heaters?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ChickenGirl555, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    I need to get a water heater very quickly, and it's just for water. Every night and day it is below freezing now, and other Wisconsinites will understand. So I'd preferably want one with a slimmer cord so I can stick it through the ventilation slot so it wouldn't make more areas for wind to pass through, like if I opened the nesting box and put the cord there, it would freeze up the coop! So I'd like something between good quality, and inexpensive. Any advice/suggestions are helpful! Thanks in advance!
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  2. Ruralhideaway

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  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    I have a heated dog bowl, cheap, but only good for a few hens (holds about a gallon) and I wouldn't recommend it for inside the coop because they will likely kick it full of bedding. I think all water heaters will have a thick cord because they are designed for outside use and have a ground wire/pin.
     
  4. bajabirdbrain

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    We, too, use a heated dog bowl for our 11 girls. No problems with bedding being kicked into the bowl as we use sand in the coop, VERY pleased.
     
  5. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    Easy enough to drill a hole for the heater then tighten it up with some removable weather stripping or something. Visit the hardware store and look around, you'll find something.
     
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  6. ChickenGirl555

    ChickenGirl555 Songster

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    Well the ventilation hole is pretty big. I just didn't want like heavy duty THICK cords. Here's a pic of one of my holes.
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    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    If you measure that I'll measure the plug on my waterer tomorrow. It doesn't have the wrapped style cord like heated buckets and bowls all seem to.
     
  8. ChickenGirl555

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    Ok, I can't currently, sorry I read this late, but when I have a chance I'll measure it. I ordered a 1 1/2 gallon green Farm Innovator's pet bowl and the reviews of it for chickens sounded great! It should come on Saturday sometime.
     
  9. bajabirdbrain

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    One obvious question is why don't you have an electrical outlet in your coop? Then you can just plug in your heated water dish.
     
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    It is a large tractor coop, so it's moving every few weeks.
     

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