Heated Waterer.... anyone using this product?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by capebird, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been looking for a way to keep the water in the girl's waterer from freezing this winter.
    Has anyone used this product (see attached pict)? Any comments about it... does it work well?
    Compared with a lot of other products the price seems reasonable, but would like to hear if others
    are happy with it. Thanks very much.
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  2. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jefferspets.com has them and did not get a good review

    would love to hear from BYC family
    if they tried them
     
  3. Marcymom3

    Marcymom3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't have this waterer but wanted to say how much I like your profile picture! CUTE!

    Would you put this in your coop? I don't think I would use it outside because of the plug. If you are looking for one for outside, have you seen the heaters on here made out of cookie tins and light sockets? You can put your fount waterer right on that. That will be my post-Thanksgiving-pre-Christmas project.
     
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
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    I have one & just hooked it up....time will only tell. The one thing I don't like already is the pine shavings that get in the water. I originally use a waterer with the nipples....no mess, no spill, no poo or shavings. I have the heated one hanging, state it's best if on a flat base. I guess it'll be trial & error for me.
     
  5. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies. I would put the waterer in the coop, not outside. I've got
    electric in the coop with a GFI outlet. I've been looking at products to buy but have
    also been thinking about a design where I could build something. I've seen the light
    bulb heaters people have put together, those are interesting. I've also seen these
    plug in products that have a thermostat built in and have considered using one of those
    combined with a heating element that would fit below the galv waterer. Just weighing the
    options.... buying an existing product vs building something.
     
  6. larryj57

    larryj57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of these and it works great.
     
  7. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Would you happen to know where to find the thread for this? It seems like an interesting project...
     
  8. chickensgalore

    chickensgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used this last yr. works great as long as you keep it out of the wind
     
  9. capebird

    capebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tiny Chicken Lady..... go here for the you tube video showing the light bulb heater

    there are also a few other videos showing similar setups
     
  10. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks maybe I will order one from Jefferspet.com
    they had them the cheapest

    glad to know they work
     

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