We use a rain barrel connected to gutters off our chicken coop to supply water for our chickens. We live in NE Ohio and once the temps started to drop the spout on the bottom of the rain barrel kept freezing. After hauling water back and forth for a couple of days in freezing temps my DH took 2 minutes and fixed it and now NO more freezing! He took a 5 gallon bucket with a lid we had laying around and cut a hole in the side of it and hung it from a rope over the spout. Then he hung a drop light in the bucket and TA DA no more freezing and I don't have to haul water anymore and we figured out the freezing water container issue and even with the coldest day of the year we haven't had any issues! YEAH!