keeping water from freezing

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bgeyer, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. bgeyer

    bgeyer Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 13, 2012
    Any advice on how to keep my chickens water from freezing?
    I have silkies and a rhode island red. Will they be okay in the winter? Is there anything special I need to do for them? Their run has a roof on it so they won't be covered in snow.
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    If you can run a dropcord for electric you can build you a water warmer. Look up the metal cookie box warmmers. They are great. You use a lamp socket inside with a tiny watt bulb and it will keep the water warm enough to prevent freezing when a small bucket is placed on it. Remember a tiny bulb is better. You do not want really warm water. Bacteria can grow in it to easy. Always use the vinegar in the water too. Gloria Jean
  3. chickenlovex3

    chickenlovex3 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 25, 2012
    yardley, pa
    they sell water heaters for the winter, you can also put hot water (but not to hot!) in the waterer. check on the water every so often too[​IMG][​IMG]

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