Homemade Waterers

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by The Chickens' Maid, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Does anyone know how to make a homemade waterer that will be tough in the winter? We have gone through two metal waterers that both are bent out of shape and leaking, mostly from us trying to beat the ice out of them and from just overall use. A new waterer is outrageously expensive, especially if it's metal. I'd rather not use a plastic one because they get all frozen in the winter and then crack when we have to clean the ice out. Is there any way to make a waterer that is durable, but isn't expensive or difficult to make? Thanks!
  2. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    If you mentioned where you live we could figure out HOW COLD it is where you live and make better suggestions.
  3. thecochincoop

    thecochincoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ice is a hard one to deal with. I use heated water bowls for mine, but thats only about 20 birds. I also use the black rubber tubs and flip them over and the ice falls out, very durable and comes in larger sizes.
  4. Puck-Puck

    Puck-Puck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Somewhere in Feeding & Watering, recently, someone posted their biscuit-tin waterer-heater which apparently does well even at 0 F. I see from your info you're from Connecticut. I believe that would work in your climate, too. ?
  5. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:Here is the link I think you were refering to! I was considering making one for myself. [​IMG]

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