putting warm water in heated dog bowl?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Jim from Cincinnati, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. Jim from Cincinnati

    Jim from Cincinnati In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Have a quick question....has anyone tried using warm water in their heated bowls? Am wondering if the warm water will mess with the bowls heating system?....thanks ...Jim from Cincinnati

  2. HopeMissouri

    HopeMissouri In the Brooder

    The coldest actual temperature we've experienced has been -15* (windchill made it feel way colder). The longest below freezing has been a week. The water never froze in the heated dog bowl or buckets.

    Kansas City, Missouri USA
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2010
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Crowing

    Quote:I sure hope not because that's exactly what I just did about 15 minutes ago.
  4. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Quote:better yet..can you give chickens warm water? i was thinking on that? dont wont to impose on your thread tho..... anyone know?

    WIsh i had an answer to the op's question too! [​IMG]
  5. jmagill

    jmagill Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Western Wyoming
    I find that during cold weather my chickens prefer warmer water, drink more and produce more eggs.

  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Crowing

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    I do this every morning so I sure hope it doesn't cause it to fail. Rather than leave it on for the 14 hours they are in their coop, each night I empty it out, then next morning get a gallon of warm water from the tap, empty it into the bowl and plug it in. That way its not trying to heat the bowl with a block of ice in it and I also don't have to run it 24/7 to keep it unfrozen. Seems to be working out fine so far.
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Quote:Isn't that the job of a heated water bowl?
    If the element is designed to heat water to keep it from freezing, how can warm water harm it? [​IMG]

  8. Jim from Cincinnati

    Jim from Cincinnati In the Brooder

    Dec 13, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    thanks VERY MUCH to everyone. will not worry about warm water...if it works for you..should work for me.
  9. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Songster

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    Yup, I just put warm water in mine a minute ago, no prob

  10. lkmarx

    lkmarx Hatching

    Oct 21, 2010
    southeast minnesota
    Quote:Ive heard that its ok to give your chick warm water. We actually have a heated chick waterer. The base is heated and it has been working perfect. We had -17 temps last night in Minnesota. No frozen water. We bought the waterer at Fleet Farm- its a farm supply store in this area.

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