Heated dog water bowl!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickendude, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just got one at Tractor supply last week for $19.99I can't believe I haven't bought it earlier. No more freezing water for my girls. I highly recommend it for all of us northerners.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I have 1 little one 1 large one and 3 base pan heaters!!! I still need more or a cheaper electric company! [​IMG]
     
  3. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is 50 watts so not too bad on electricity. Do you have NYSEG as your electric company?
     
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  4. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have a base pan heater and a galvanized water fount but I was hesitant on leaving it out in the rain and snow. The dog bowl is 100% waterproof.
     
  5. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:I have a base pan heater and a galvanized water fount but I was hesitant on leaving it out in the rain and snow. The dog bowl is 100% waterproof.

    I have mine inside breeder pens- have never had issues....Not sure what the whatts are but I cant care too much only because there are times where it will freeze in hours without them and I work all day 7-5... I need them:-(
     
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    moonlyghtegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might consider looking up "thermocube." They are thermostatically controlled plug ins and will come on at a specified temp range ( they come in several ranges). I have seen them on Amazon for as low as 9.99. that way they aren't on all the time, just when temp drops below "x" temp.
     
  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Quote:hmm good idea but the base pan heaters only come on at certain temps too:- Im going to look up what you said though just to see:-0 thanks
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    The dog water bowl I got runs on thermostat so it does help some on electric bill, but sure is nice not to have to break ice water every morning [​IMG]
     
  9. chickendude

    chickendude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you for the tip. The bowl I have will only come on at 40 degrees or lower. So it's not on all the time.
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I got the same one at TSC first winter I had chickens. Liked it so well that I bought a second one!!!!

    Unfortunately my chickens live without electricity now, so I'm lugging water again. DH likes orange juice though, and Florida OJ comes in plastic gallon jugs here, so I recycle them to carry water to the chickens in. Easy to pour, not heavy, and a tight lid that doesn't leak!
     

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