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how to heat water for chickens in winter?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NickyBob, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im looking in to getting chickens and i wanna know how to heat water in the winter. so when its really cold the water wont melt.

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  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG] . They make special water heaters for poultry waterers. You can probably find them at a feed store
     
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  3. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks ill try that!
     
  4. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and thanks for the big WELCOME!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    At most pet shops, WalMart and other places, in fall, they will also sell large, dog watering dishes that are heated. I really like these. I just set an old ice cream bucket (hey, they're free!!) and set the little bucket in the dog dish. Works wonderfully. Have a couple pails and no messy with waterers in freezing temps. Just swap out the old pail for the fresh one.
     
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  6. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  8. NickyBob

    NickyBob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I have three of the metal platform heaters and they work great. :thumbsup
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC!
     

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