Our new freeze proof gravity waterer....sort of

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by cnjtnt, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

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    Took some getting used to, but once the big waterer outside froze, they started using these that we put inside the coop. Keeps from freezing, and they don't seem to be able to poop in it like the other ones

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  2. Cackling Hen

    Cackling Hen Just Scratching Around

    Apr 21, 2009
    Port Angeles Wa
    That is a really neat idea What are the canisters????
     
  3. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

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    Perfect Water bottles. It is oxygenated...but the chickens don't get that. just refilled from a garden hose [​IMG]
     
  4. Chicken George2009

    Chicken George2009 New Egg

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    I don't understand why don't the water freeze in those canisters...??
     
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Because they are inside.
     
  6. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't understand why they don't freeze. What kind of water bottles are they?
     
  7. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess it doesn't get that cold there? Otherwise, I don't see how they keep from freezing either.
     
  8. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That was what I was thinking too, because that would freeze solid as a rock here. I plan on using the cookie tin heaters. I think for my needs they will be fine. My egg guy told me he just gives hot water twice a day and it has worked for him for years. I am not lazy but if I can rig up something small like that, that will save me one trip of carrying water. I call it being sufficient!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. cnjtnt

    cnjtnt Out Of The Brooder

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    they don't freeze because they are inside the heated henhouse.
     
  10. Chicken_Girl75495

    Chicken_Girl75495 Out Of The Brooder

    It looks like any water bottle would work.

    Where did you get the little gizmos they empty into?

    Love the idea of something they will have a hard time pooping in. Geez, those chickens!
     

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