Reptile heating pads for water heater/de-icer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Quack-a-DoodleDo, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Quack-a-DoodleDo

    Quack-a-DoodleDo Out Of The Brooder

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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?
     
  2. Grog

    Grog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just remember that they are not meant to be outside or get wet. So if you make sure it is protected it probably wont be to bad. Also make sure it is on a ground falut outlet.(the one with the buttons in the middle)
     
  3. Quack-a-DoodleDo

    Quack-a-DoodleDo Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks for the input, it is much appreciated:)
     
  4. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're looking for something similar, I use a heat mat designed for dog houses/outdoors. It's water-proof, thermostatically-controlled to not heat above 102 degrees (about chicken/dog body temp) and has a chew/peck-proof covering on the cord.
    I keep it on the floor of my small coop to keep things from dropping below freezing.
     
  5. kuntrychick

    kuntrychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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