Insulated waterer options

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NeilV, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. NeilV

    NeilV Out Of The Brooder

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    My coop does not have electricity. This is my first winter. I have a standard metal waterer, which will obviously freeze up.

    Does anybody have recommendations for a specific brand of insulated waterer. I figure if I can put warm water in something that's insulated, I can make do.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jim s

    jim s Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Neil. Last year I did not have electricity and just put out water in the morning and evening. You may want to buy another waterer, but paying extra for insulation won't give you that much more time. My chickens did fine having a drink in the morning and a drink in the evening. Good luck, hope that helps.
     
  3. MelB

    MelB Out Of The Brooder

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    I set their waterer out each morning and take it back inside late afternoon - they seem to get enough water this way. I also use a plastic waterer - i'm sure this is paranoia, but after watching "A Christmas Story" a zillion times, I don't want to find one of them stuck to a metal waterer [​IMG]
     
  4. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you check out the 'Cookie Tin water heater' thread?
     
  5. Moabite

    Moabite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about duck-taping closed cell foam (camp mattress) around the upper exposed area of the one you have? Tape it good so your chickens don't peck all the foam off and... Imagining the worsed.... You get the idea.
     
  6. nancypo

    nancypo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or use 2 fuzzy hats, like we did...
     
  7. swimmer

    swimmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try one of those black rubber bowls you get at the TSC. Pour some warm water in the morning and should be good for the day. I use a heated dog bowl.
     

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