This thought occured to me today: That if I leave my set up like it is now that the water in the buckets is bound to freeze and then I'm bound to run into the same problem I used to run into when I was working at horse farms; needing to bring a hammer with you every day to break the ice up in the buckets. OK, so I HATE that job! How do you guys water your girls in the winter? I have a coop house with an attached run right now. They only get food and water out in the run and only go into the coop at night to sleep so this has worked really well. I didn't want to put the waterer in the coop because we're using deep litter method and my birds make a mess with their water, but I'm guessing if I moved it inside their body heat would keep it from freezing right?