Heated waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickie_momma, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. chickie_momma

    chickie_momma Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope im not paying those prices. I went to walmart and purchased a heated dog bowl for half the price [​IMG]
    Its deep enough to where they cant really kick any bedding in it but can still drink from it.
     
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  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    We bought a galvanized 3 gal waterer and heating stand for underneath.
    With our winters we also need to keep water from freezing.
    I have seen the heated dog bowl waterers, they look very satisfactory.
    That's not a bad price for your plastic heated waterer, I hope it works well for you.[​IMG]
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I purchased that waterer last fall & used it all last winter. I really like it, and am going to be getting another one this year. It's easy to use, the plug is extremely safe (sort of embeded into the base). I was using a heated dog dish before that, but birds with long wattles dip them into the dog dish and they can then freeze. THIS waterer has a narrow drinking lip, so wattles can't dip into the water & get wet. I put mine up on a cinder block in the coop, and it stayed very clean all winter long.
     
  5. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    Think Krisrose has that model. The plastic is very weak, so when she has to turn it over the sides collaspe and water went all over...not fun in winter!!
     
  6. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    Here's the same thing only cheaper. It is a hard plastic and one needs to learn to turn it back over after screwing the bottom back on after filling. I would have loved to get these instead of the metal water warmer. But I already have the metal waterers and heaters at a much higher price.

    www.americanlivestock.com
     
  7. fresheggs4u

    fresheggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use metal waterers and built my own heater. I used a large cookie tin (like you get as gifts at christmas) mounted a light fixture in it. Used a 75 watt bulb and it worked great. I also bought an in line thermostat used on water line heating tape for $10.00. Total spent was about $15. I simply place my metal waterer on top of the closed tin and it works great.
     

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