!!! HATS OFF TO INVENTOR OF COOKIE TIN HEATER THANKS !!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pattya, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    BYC Member posted his/her idea on message board and inspired me to make one. The cookie tin heater was made using a exterior light bulb socket with a 40 wt high temperature oven light held in place with a reflector light bracket using a 6x32x1.5 inch stainless bolt secured thru bottom of tin and bracket.The plug is rubber outdoor type used to make extension cords.After placing lid on the unit is pluged into a THERMOCUBE (MFG by Farm Innovators available @ TSC) that allows current to come on @ 35 degrees off @ 45.[​IMG]
     
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  2. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I assume when you use it, you put on the lid?

    Do you use this for a waterer heater or just a heater for the hens?

    Great idea!
     
  3. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I put the lid on the cookie tin with a 2 gallon stainless restaurant steamtable container on top for water.It has worked great with temps from 12 -20 out of the wind.
     
  4. luvmychix

    luvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What a GREAT idea! NOt that i need one really but i know people who do!............ [​IMG]
     
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  5. luvmychix

    luvmychix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was wondering the same thing.... I was waiting for the reply to your question as well. lol [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. aiwetir

    aiwetir Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea ,, guess how I will be spending New years day LOL
    An extra heater is always needed.
    thanks and Welcome to BYC
     
  8. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i made one using the larger tins that three-kinds-of-popcorn come in at Xmas time, and put it in the larger coop with my hens just to see if they would use it as a place to get warm by...sure enuf they did!!

    I set it up on a cement tile and that way its up off the coop floor/shavings by 2 inches.

    they like to stand/sit around it on the really cold days (12 degrees).
    it's on a timer so it's only on a few hours each morning and night.

    Yes, I spoil my girls.
     
  9. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    That is about $44 cheaper then the 3 gallon heated waterer that leaks water all over the coop! ugh.

    (edited for the thought of wouldn't that be a cool heater for an incubator...hmmmm)
     
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  10. 1Chick Magnet

    1Chick Magnet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:made 3 water heaters today. was wondering if they would huddle around 1. what size bulb do you use in the popcorn size? if you put a transparent lid they could get heat and light.
     

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