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Heated waterers: HELP

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by HenHappy, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know if there are heated waterers out there? I keep the girls water under the heat lamp now, but it gets soiled faster in that location. I know there are ones for horses and dogs, but these are too big!!! I only have 4 chickens so i'd like something that would fit in the coop better, or even an extra for outside that wouldn't freeze. Maybe I should just move to mexico!!![​IMG] Would immigration let me take my chickens with me?[​IMG] I'd offer to leave my hubby here in Canada!!!
     
  2. spencereb

    spencereb Out Of The Brooder

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    I know there are heated waterers for chickens, I was surfing some web sites a couple days ago, saw them and read up on them. Sorry, don't remember the site:([​IMG]. If I come across it again, I'll get back to you with info.
    -Spence
     
  3. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would most appreciate it, and the girls would too!
     
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    spencereb Out Of The Brooder

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  5. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!!! I checked it out, and some of them look like they might fit the bill...uh... I mean beek!
     
  6. hypnojessi

    hypnojessi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    There are lots of hatcheries online that have water heaters that will work. Check Murray McMurray here: http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/product/no_freeze_heater_base.html

    And someone on this forum made one from materials around the house. Check out the instructions here: http://www.website-design.ca/chick_heat.html

    You can also check ebay for water heaters that will suit. Like here: http://search.ebay.com/search/searc...n+water+heater&category0=&submitSearch=Search

    If you know of a hardware, farm or feed store near by, you could check there also.
     
  7. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The homemade waterer is excellent! I'll show it to my hubby tomorrow and he can whip one up for me!!! (because...ummm...I'm lazy:)) Thank you for the link!
     
  8. chicknmania

    chicknmania Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That "heated hutch cup" looks like it'd be best, if you just have a few chickens. Be careful of anything like those fountain heaters where you set the water receptacle on top of the heating element; TSC carries a heater similar to those; the sales clerk advised me not to use them for poultry waterers, as it could melt the waterer and possibly start a fire, or get knocked, over, etc. We have forty seven chickens and it's a real pain in this weather; my son brings the waterers in the house every night so they don't freeze shut; fills jugs with luke warm water, then treks everything back out to the barn every morning; waters again in the afternoon. It works, but it's a real hassle.
     
  9. hypnojessi

    hypnojessi Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I think the heaters that you set the waterer on top of it are supposed to be used with metal waterers. I don't know what you use but I could see it being a problem if you use a non-metal waterer.

    I have also seen heaters that you submerse into the water bucket itself. Those might be more helpful for non-metal containers. But I've never used one so the instructions for something like that might say not to use with non-metal containers either. Here's a link to one: http://www.pondsolutions.com/bird-heaters.htm

    Just some thoughts...[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2007
  10. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found at "wally world" a birdbath water heater (approx $20). It is electric and I use it in my henhouse each winter for my small flock. I place it in a 4x5x12" sterlie tote. It seems to work for me and my bantams can easily reach the water. I don't recall the brand of it...but I do know that it regulates itself to never let the water get under freezing or over 50 degrees. I have photos of it that I can email to anyone interested. Hope this info will assist your searches.

    Sylvia
    aka Forest Nymph
     

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