Needing advice on making 5gallon waterer w/ submersible heater PHOTOS

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by typnslow, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. typnslow

    typnslow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    New Market, Al


    Thanks for taking time to look at this post any advice or suggestions will be appreciated!!!
    We live in N Alabama, for the most part we have mild winters, however the temps do drop below freezing often enough I am worried about the gals water freezing. Some friends of ours gave us a submersible water de-icer from Farm Innovators model # 49N1.
    What are your suggestions for using it?

    I would like to be able to fill from the top without having to pull the lid or flip the thing over
    (the less freezing cold water I spill on my feet...the better!!!!)
    I had thought of putting a shielded heat lamp pointed at the plastic waterer inside the coop, but the risk of fire scares me.


    our current waterer (in the run)

    our current waterer (in the coop)

    I found this waterer on BYC's site

    There is electricity run to the coop. We have installed a light and timer to lengthen their daylight hours.

    Here is a pic of the coop I am using all of this in....

    Again, thanks in advance for your input!
  2. twentynine

    twentynine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Your submersible heater could fit right inside of a 5 gallon bucket waterer.

    Here's a picture of one I made. 5 gallon bucket, livestock tank float maintains water level, water supplied by rain water catchment.


    I am in S E La. very seldom do we have anything but an overnight freeze.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2011

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