Have you made your own water heater?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickalicious-farmer, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. chickalicious-farmer

    chickalicious-farmer New Egg

    May 28, 2008
    I am thinking ahead. It's about 100 degrees outside right now...so not a problem today! Do any of you have clever, inexpensive ways to keep your chickens water from freezing in the winter? I was thinking about a candle warmer underneath the galvanized waterer?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I use a cheap heated dog bowl in the winter. I picked up one this time of year on clearance at Walmart for about $5.

    It holds about a 1 1/2 gal of water, which is at least a day's worth in the cooler months.
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    No I havent, but it would REALLY come in handy during the winter. I have to go out 2-3 times a day to give everybody water, especially the waterfowl.
  4. spottedtail

    spottedtail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 5, 2007
    The dog dish method works fine.
    Just build a wire cone around it to let heads in and keep bodies out.


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