Reptile heating pad for water heater/de-icer?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Quack-a-DoodleDo, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Quack-a-DoodleDo

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    My husband and I have several reptile heating strips for our lizards, my question is can we use them to prevent our chicken waterer from freezing? We have the basic 3 gallon waterer. Our thoughts were that we could place the heating pad underneath the waterer?
    Any form of input would be helpful at this point. Thanks!
     
  2. lcammack

    lcammack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wanted to bump you, I would love to also know if this would work!
     
  3. Quack-a-DoodleDo

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    Quote:Thanks:)
     
  4. BHep

    BHep Overrun With Chickens

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    I just read an article in Backyard Poultry magazine.
    Helpful hints section: Talks about using seedling mats underneath the waterers. I would think the reptile mats would work too.
     
  5. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will work just fine! It may work a little too well, watch for scum build-up in the waterer [​IMG]
     
  6. Quack-a-DoodleDo

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    Quote:Thank you, this has been very helpful!!
     
  7. Quack-a-DoodleDo

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    Quote:Thanks so much:)
     
  8. Italian Chicken

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    Our L&M Supply store in town has a 3 gallon electric heated water jug for $35, works great.[​IMG]
     

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