Rate your heated water bowl

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Mugs, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Mugs

    Mugs Out Of The Brooder

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    Fellow Northerners:

    Can we share how our heated water bowls are working in the cold weather?

    I have this one from Cabela's

    http://www.cabelas.com/product/Heat...dog+&+heated&WTz_l=Header;Search-All+Products

    It was working great. Last night got down to -5 and there was about a 1/2 inch of ice on it this AM. It's in the run, my coop is too small for a waterer.

    I'm wondering what other people are using and your reviews.

    thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe this is the one we have!

    http://www.petco.com/product/113646...5&mr:keyword=&mr:match=&mr:filter=51515412955

    It's awesome, with the -20 wind chill we had last night and the high of only 15 here in Pittsburgh we had no ice what so ever... In fact the water was actually warm! The Girls love it!!!! The best part is, I found this bowl at an estate sale and bought it for 5 bucks!!!! I'd rate it a 10/10!!!!
     
  3. Mugs

    Mugs Out Of The Brooder

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    The price was right! I was good here until the -5 last night. That was too cold for the bowl.
     
  4. sidetrack

    sidetrack Out Of The Brooder

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    I put a 60 watt light bulb inside of a construction block, the waterer is sitting in a pie plate on top of the block and the water has not frozen in the below 0 temps so far.
     
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    We just use these, you can use about any type of bowl (up to 5 gal) on them and they have a built in thermostat. I have never had a problem with them and it's been well under 0* here over the years.

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    Chris
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

  7. Peggy-Sue

    Peggy-Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's not a bad idea! If it works.. why not!
     
  8. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    I've use the Farm Innovators 1.5 gallon bowl (it's blue) for the last two years now. I've had lows down to -15°F with daytime highs of 1°F and haven't had any ice at all, even on the rim. I've tested the water temperature with a thermometer and it keeps it barely above freezing, so not much steam rises from it. It's important to me that it does not steam much as this adds unwanted humidity to my coop (and increases frostbite risk). I've been happy with it. If this unit ever dies I'd probably get the same thing to replace it.
     

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