solar waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Brianm97, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    492
    0
    129
    Aug 17, 2009
    Connecticut
    do they have such a thing and where to get one
     
  2. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    492
    0
    129
    Aug 17, 2009
    Connecticut
    to keep the water unfrozen
     
  3. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  4. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    492
    0
    129
    Aug 17, 2009
    Connecticut
    maybe even batteries any links or ideas if u have any
     
  5. Brianm97

    Brianm97 Chillin' With My Peeps

    492
    0
    129
    Aug 17, 2009
    Connecticut
    anyone
     
  6. dirtybug

    dirtybug Out Of The Brooder

    58
    2
    41
    Jun 20, 2008
    Chester Co. PA
    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"
     
  7. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,997
    29
    181
    May 15, 2009
    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.
     
  8. Cindy in PA

    Cindy in PA Overrun With Chickens

    2,072
    198
    271
    Jul 8, 2008
    Fleetwood, PA
    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.
     
  9. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,852
    32
    249
    May 23, 2009
    DFW

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by