heated water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Anny, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    What type of heated waterer do you use? What are save ones?

  2. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    I use an electric water heater base. It is just the base and you can place any size waterer on top.
  3. Anny

    Anny Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    do you have any links or photos of this style I'm not sure I know what you mean.
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
  5. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

    May 8, 2007
    I have used a heated dog bowl for just a few birds and a heated metal base with a large metal waterer on top of it for a big flock. A heated plastic hanging waterer just came out last year, but I haven't tried it, yet. There are also directions somewhere for making a heater base out of a metal cookie tin, with a light bulb inside. That's been popular.

    No mater what kind you use, it's always safest to keep it elevated off the litter and on something that is fireproof, like concrete blocks and also be very stable, so it isn't tipped over. We've never had a problem.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
  6. Jenski

    Jenski Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Middle Tennessee
    Anny, I have pics and links on my "winter chickens" web article here ~ the waterer is about 3/4 of the way down the article.


    I keep my waterer and heater on paving stones set beneath my raised coop so the heater setup is out of the weather. I had good luck with the heater, and it never overheated or froze. The base never got too warm to touch, so I felt good having it around the girls.

    Using an electric heater requires a power source. Luckily my coop is close enough to a power source to make this work.

    Hope that helps!

    Jen in TN
  7. fivebigreds

    fivebigreds Songster

    Sep 9, 2007
    middle Tennessee
    i use an electric dog bowl and it worked great.
  8. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    anybody keep the heated waterer outside in a cold winter?

    Jenski does, but lives in TN (it doesn't get very cold there...does it?)

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