Heated waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by flyin-lowe, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Songster

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    I know freezing water has been discussed over and over. Most of the threads I search are people who do not have electricity to the coop. The past couple winters I have used a heated dog bowl but the largest one I could find was 1 gallon and had to be filled every day with 9 hens. I now have 16 hens so I am wanted something larger so I don't have to haul water out every day. I am curious which of the heated waterers you folks have had good luck with. I would like something in the 2-5 gallon range.....
     
  2. flyin-lowe

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    I am sure I had this in the watering and feeding section of the forum??? Mods can move it if needed
     
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    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    blackdog043 Crowing

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    I use a 5 gallon bucket with horizontal nipples and a stock tank deicer. I carry gallon jugs out and add water every couple days for 18 chickens.
     
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    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    Just did a quick search of the Learning Center articles and found these, something here might be helpful to you:
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  7. flyin-lowe

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    Thanks I was looking at the heated metal bases on amazon and those seem to have really good reviews when paired with the metal founts. Hopefully I have a few months to figure something out
     
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    wamtazlady Crowing

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    I am lucky to have a faucet that can be used no matter how far below 0 the temperatures go. A hose is hooked up to the faucet to fill the water. I use a 10 gallon tote with lid, horizontal nipples, and a stock tank deicer. I pay someone to come once a week to feed and water the girls when there is snow on the ground. I'm afraid of breaking something if I slip on the ice.
     
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    I ended up getting one of the 5 gallon double wall founts and the heated base. Local rural king had them on sale so I figured I would give it a try. I really like the design of the fount. Haven't had the heated base out of the box yet. Should have a month or two before I have to worry about it.
     

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