How to prevent chickens water from freezing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by jerseychicken, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. jerseychicken

    jerseychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I read somewhere on this forum that that I can add vinegar to my coop water and it wont freeze. I woke up this morning to a thin layer of ice on the water.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know about the vinegar in the water. Ive never tried adding anything . This year I have so many waterers that are going to freeze during the cold months. I woke up this morning to 8 waterers frozen solid, ugh! I decided this year I need to try something instead of just chiseling ice away. So today we are making cookie tin water heaters. Another BYC member had posted a link to them and we are going to give it a try. Here is the link and Ill let you know how well it works for us.
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/11/make-cookie-tin-waterer-heater-under-10.html
     
  3. jetdog

    jetdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vinegar does not keep water from freezing it is good for the chickens to drink, I have a 5 gallon bucket with nipples in it and a bird bath deicer in it and it keeps the water from freezing it has a thermostat built in to it so it only runs when needed. The vinegar must be apple cider vinegar with "mothers"
     

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