Heated waterer??

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by logansmommy7, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there such thing? I'm thinking ahead with the cold snap we are having. Don't really want to have to change the water every day when the weather is SOOOO cold....we have an electrical outlet in our run so we could plug in...
     
  2. gkeesling

    gkeesling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I"ve not heard of a heated waterer, but I did get a heated base that I set my waterer on. I got it at Tractor Supply.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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  4. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bought a heated waterer at my local feed store. It's kind of a cheap piece of crap (especially for the price [​IMG]) but I think it will work. It was $31.99 for a 3 gallon, but it will save me from having to haul water out several times a day all winter long.

    I actually need 2 of them, but I'm just going to get one of those heated dog water bowls instead of another waterer.
     
  5. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    There was a post on here a couple of days ago about a cookie tin heater. Basically just a cookie tin with a light bulb in it, and you can sit the waterer on top of that to keep it from freezing. I didn't save the link to that thread but you could probably find it pretty easily by searching for cookie tin waterer.
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Tractor Supply carries a heated 3 gallon waterer. I used two of them last winter and they worked quite well. They fill thru a plug in the bottom and I would strongly suggest that you practice inverting them before freezing weather. Unless you flip them just right they will come apart and you will wind up with a wet leg. Not a fun experience at -10. With a little practice it is quite easy.
     
  8. logansmommy7

    logansmommy7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the one I have seen on several sites...does it work well??
     
  9. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    It does for me I've got 2 of them in 2 different coops (unheated) and we had -14 last year, no problems
     
  10. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is the one I got..........it seems kind of cheap [​IMG] But it was my only option, short of ordering online so I said what the heck!
     

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