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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ticks, Jun 8, 2008.
My chickens waterer is in direct sunlight. It is also black and metal. how do you keep it cold?
I just fill mine twice daily on the hottest days. If mine were black, I'd paint it white and create some shade for it.
I keep mine in the shade. Are you able to move yours?
I keep our waters in the shade also (tarps). On extremely hot days, I add blocks of ice to the waterers. I just cut off the top of 2 litter soda bottles, fill them about 3/4th of the way with water and freeze them overnight.
I also use soda bottles filled with water and frozen and let them float in the water. Make sure the bottles have the paper taken off and are cleaned very well before floating them in the water. You can reuse the same bottles for a long, long time. I have about eight bottles that I substitute when one is thawed I put in another frozen one and replace the thawed back into the freezer.
Finding a way to keep their water in the shade is a great idea whether you use ice or not.
I use Ice Cubes in the water bowl.
i think i might wrap mine in towels to keep the coolness, i hope it works.