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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Brianm97, Oct 19, 2009.
do they have such a thing and where to get one
to keep the water unfrozen
EDIT: oh, to keep the water unfrozen, gotcha. Never heard of one but we use a dog bowl heater under ours. Needs electricity out to the coop but works really well.
maybe even batteries any links or ideas if u have any
I'm in a similar situation : no electric at coop and its going to be getting cold soon.
you may want to look into a "passive solar heater"
This question has been brought up before and no one really has an answer. Anyone out there an engineer? A solar water heater design would make someone a million bucks.
I have electric & a water heater in my main coop, but will need something to keep water unfrozen in my tractor. It is a regular little coop on wheels, 2 ft off the ground, but the floor is insulated don't know how much that will help). I use a 1 gallon plastic waterer for my 12 bantams & am planning on trying the Snuggle Safe pet warmer to keep the water unfrozen for at least part of the day. It is a microwaveable disc for keeping pets warm. I think the disc is 8 inches in diameter, so I have to measure the base of the waterer and see how it compares. I don't have any idea if this will work at all, just throwing it out there for you.
The only commerical one I've seen is this one:
Judging from the reviews, it doesn't seem to work very well, and it doesn't look like it would be readily adaptable for chickens, either.