Inexpensive water warmer

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

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  1. cowtown chick

    cowtown chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I live in N.E. Tennessee
    I used 5 gallon buckets for food and water. The buckets are placed on top of a wooden pallet covered with hardware cloth to keep debris out of the food/water. I cut a small hole in the hardware cloth under the water pan, placed my heat lamp upside down with a 40 watt bulb,
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    with the cords running under the pallets to keep the hens from pecking it. I placed a tin pan from Tractor Supply @ $3.99 ea on top of the heat lamp, then put the water bucket on top of that. I also put a pan upside down on top of both buckets, as the hens like to hop on top of them, this keeps the poop out of the water/food.
     
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