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

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

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Just like Jody's cookie tin heater, there are so many things you can make for your birds much cheaper than commercial items with just a bit of ingenuity.
     
  2. Sylvie

    Sylvie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does there need to be some small holes punched around the rim for some heat to escape? I'm wondering about a heat producing bulb in an airtight container, especially as some have stated that they use a 60 watt bulb on other threads about this.
     
  3. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:There are no holes in the tin I made using a 40 wt. oven bulb,don't know about the 60 wt.Others have stated that 60 wts. work without problems.The outsde air temps have some cooling effect on the heater.Test unit outside of coop out of the wind to be certain.
     
  4. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made two today after watching a video on Youtube about how to make one using old flower pots. Very easy too. I already have them working. Took only about 30 min. to make both.

    Carmel
     
  5. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Can you post the you tube info? thanks David
     
  6. coberdor

    coberdor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the link for the Youtube heater:


    I used a 40 watt for my peeps small waterer and a 50 watt for the 1 gallon waterer. They work great. I found it was cheaper to buy a cheap clamp light and take off the cone, than buy the pieces. Each one only cost me $6.30.

    Carmel
     
  7. ChicksR4Me

    ChicksR4Me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great idea! Does anyone know where to buy a thermocube?
     
  8. Daysiechicks

    Daysiechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a Thermocube at Home Depot here in SLC. They were on clearance for $12.97. They told me they were not going to restock them. They had about 5 of them left.
     
  9. pattya

    pattya Out Of The Brooder

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    thermocubes are available on line @ Farm Innovators
     
  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I need to go buy some cookies....
     

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