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

    Jun 30, 2012
    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-

    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.
    100 watts
    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

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    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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