I have an uninsulated coop and I need to rig up a heat lamp or something else to thaw out the chickens water when the temps drop below freezing. I live near memphis, TN so we are not always below freezing, but at times we have cold spells and quite a few cold nights that I will need to keep the water thawed out. What do some of you do to keep the water thawed? I am thinking of puting a heat lamp over the metal water bucket with it pluged into one of the thermostat things that kicks on at 32 degrees and off at about 40 degrees or so (not sure on the exact temps or the name). If anyone else does this, how do you secure the heat lamp? I can see it getting knocked around alot with the chickens playing or flying around. How far away does the heat lamp need to be from the waterer? PS I would like say that this forum is awsome, We just got our chickens a few months ago and this forum has been more helpful and informative than any book out there. I enjoy seeing everyones coops. I hope to post photos of mine soon. I have finished it about 3 or 4 times now and still have plans for another addition. When does the keep building madness end ?