How to keep water from freezing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by BOs and Silkie, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. BOs and Silkie

    BOs and Silkie Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 10, 2011
    Are there any ways to keep water from freezing in winter besides heated waterer. I dont have electricity by my coop
  2. SteveBaz

    SteveBaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2011
    Pacific North West

    I go out every morning to let the kids out and when it gets cold enough to freeze I kick the pan to break the ice and pour hot water on top and it keep it liquid most all of the day. At night they are in the sleeper and do not need the water. We have heat out there and I have heard others say heated dog bowls and such but you are like others with no electricity or do not want to spend money. The other thing I do is bring in the bucket at night and put it on the back porch so it does not freeze at night and put it out in the morning when I go let them out of the coop.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012
  3. EELover

    EELover Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010

    Extension cords are great. I have one outlet about 50 feet from my coup and I have a long extension cord. We have a heater under the water which is very very useful! When I first put it out there, I thought the chickens would peck at it but they don't.
  4. sparrker

    sparrker Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2011
    Baldwinsville, NY
    I also have no electricity. I tried what someone else tried, take some rocks heat them up in boiling water for say 10 minutes, pour out the boiling water and add the rocks to a rubber tub with water. I tried it and it worked for for me. I bring my waater in at night and at 5 Am I go give them their morning water.

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