Outdoor water question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by crooked stripe, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    I have one of those heated waterers that are made out of plastic. In the instructions it states to be used indoors only. I assume that is they don't want water-snow falling on the container. Has anyone built a small lean to roof over their waterer for protection? In severe temps I don't think the small heater could keep up but for temps running in the low 20's I can't see why it wouldn't work. I have one in the coop and one outside. It takes 2-3 gallon waterers to keep me from filling more than once a day. Please comment. John
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    I have mine outside in a protected area. It was single digit last night and -10 last year and it does just fine.....joe

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