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Heated waters, best place to buy online?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Joe.G, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Joe.G

    Joe.G Songster

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    I was just wondering if you guy's have a good place to buy a good quality heated water jug at a good price?
     

  2. l-o-v-e

    l-o-v-e Chirping

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    you dont have to buy one just sprinkle a little salt in the one you already have it will lower the freezing point
     
  3. Joe.G

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    How long does teh salt keep water from freezing and how much per gallone and do the chickens like it?
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    That is a real good way to start causing health problems if not death to the chickens.
    Try looking up Salt Toxicity and Sodium Ion Toxicosis in poultry.


    Chris
     
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  5. Joe.G

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    Yes I was just wondering, I would rather get the proper heater then do this.
     
  6. SproutGuy

    SproutGuy In the Brooder

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    The best de icer depends on where you live and how cold it gets.

    We use 44watt deicers from amazon that are also good for bird baths, so it fits under the metal and 3 gallon watering containers. Because the chickens are in the barn in the Minnesota winters, this works good enough.

    If the birds were outside, or in an exposed are, go for 125+ watts, also got ours on amazon for the other livestock outside watering troughs.

    Adding salt might make animals more thirsty, so go sparingly. In the winters, I'd rather see a little sugar more than salt in water.
     
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