how to keep your water jugs from freezing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by pedro24, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. pedro24

    pedro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2009
    arthur, ontario
    hello my name is Pedro and were i live its almost winter
    and i need to keep our water jugs from freezing because
    the chickens need the water because thats all they do until
    they fall asleep and then a thin layer of ice forms and then
    they wont eat or drink. if i don't get the ice off before winter
    come the chicken and duck want be able to drink. so what can
    i do.[​IMG]

    the coop includes silver laced 2 hen, 1 rooster
    11 ducks 5 males, 6 females
    white rock bantams 2 hen, 1 rooster
    faverolls 2hens, 1 rooster:thumbsup
  2. cw

    cw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    heated base is bout the only way to go
    most poultry supplie store would have them
  3. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    feed stores and pets stores have heated waterers - depending on how many chickens you have, you can use those - put the bowls up on cement blocks or something to keep the water up high - chest height for the chickens. keeps it cleaner that way.

    You can also bring them fresh water every morning and afternoon -
    Some people make homemade water heaters out of cookie tins - search for "cookie tin heater" and you'll find instructions
    Some people can keep the water from freezing just with a heat lamp - depends on where you live, I guess

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