Inexpensive water warmer

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by cowtown chick, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. cowtown chick

    cowtown chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in N.E. Tennessee
    Here is what I did today to winterize my waterer, I use 5 gallon buckets for water and feed, galvanized tin pans, a heat lamp and extension cord. My waterer/feeder are on top of a pallet covered with hardware cloth. I put the tins on top of the buckets to keep the poop out of the water/food. I cut a hole in the hardware cloth large enough to place the bottom of the light bulb, the tins I got at Tractor Supply for $3.99 each I ran the extension cord under the pallets to keep the birds from pecking it and ran it through the chicken wire. The pan fit perfectly over the warming light with a 40 watt bulb. We are getting our first snow of the year today, hopefully it will work.
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