This may be just the stupidest post you'll read, but i have to ask: I'm at 1000 ft, and we're going thru a bit a cold snap here in the thriving metropolis of Stanwood WA. 16 degree's last night. Tonite maybe 10. Any idea's as to preventing my water feeder from freezing solid? I've been trying lots of things-small pans of warm water first thing in the a.m. Stuff like that. Am also wondering how long my girls can go without water, if I shut them in for the night? Try as I might, I'm a sucker for "humanizing" them-I know that they can stand the cold (having gotten my concerns allayed by reading the fine info on this website), but really need some educating regarding their other tolerance limits. See? Silly post, but help me anyway? Thanks alot.