How much extra do you spend on electricity on heated waterers?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by AKnewbie, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. AKnewbie

    AKnewbie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm hoping to get away with just putting water inside the coop. It is well insulated and hopefully will never get to below freezing but in case I need to have water outside their coop, I was wondering how much electricity those heated waterers or water heaters heat up.
     
  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Sorry, I can't help you. I've never used any type of heated waterer. In the worst part of winter I just use rubber pans for water and if it freezes I just dump out the ice and refill the pans twice a day.
    Maybe someone who uses them will chime in.
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    60 watts for this one-
    http://www.amazon.com/Farm-Innovato...id=1349841080&sr=8-2&keywords=heated+dog+bowl

    There is a cookie tin waterer heater someone devised but make it fireproof if you make one. You can google it to find the link if you are interested.

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/heated_poultry_waterer.html
    100 watts

    http://www.strombergschickens.com/prod_detail_list/fount-heaters
    100 watts

    Yes I do what MFB does and use the black fortex tubs twice a day when it is freezing outside (our season is very short). You can step on them upside down and push the ice out.

    But if I lived in a cold climate I'd want one of the above puppies for sure.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    I use 40 watt bulbs in my "cookie tin" type heater
    It's well worth the money to not have to constantly change the water
     

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