Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Ha! I know I can not justify one at normal prices. But black Friday prices? Just maybe.
     
  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Crowing Premium Member

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  3. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Crowing

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    Good morning BR, cluckies, klop and little chicks from down undah.

    Throw some shrimp on the Barbie will ya?

    I'm lying in bed still. Felt good to sleep a bit longer. I better get up before holm gets on my case. The chickens need their chores.

    You boys are all Tim the Toolman in here right now any ways :ROFL)
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Cluckies Those are good ideas. I guess I have to explain my "goal" with a waterer that does not freeze.


    I want as large a waterer as possible. We are leaving for 2 weeks shortly, I want something that would hold 2 weeks worth of water. I have a guy stopping by every other day to check on the birds and fill feeders and waterers. BUT I would like to limit him having to carry water for me.


    I have another fount, However the darn thing leaks air somewhere. I have used two cans of the leak stopping paint on it. I still cannot stop the air leak. I think I am just going to get another fount and base heater. Maybe a couple to increase my volume of water storage.

    The barrels work great with my homemade feeders I can let my birds stay in the coop and run for 3-5 days if I go to the cabin and not have to impose too much on a chicken sitter.

    I wish I had a close neighbor with chickens so we could trade of bird sitting duties. but alas I do not. OR if my kids lived closer, but that will never happen...
     
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    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am more of a redneck McGyver than Tim the toolman..
     
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  6. Yeah. 800 bucks. I don't have wood heat so that is still too much. I was hoping it was a small wood splitter. Back to the maul.
     
  7. willzpapa

    willzpapa Papa Santee

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    With you ready to use heat lamps I am assuming you have power. Have you tried wrapping a heat tape around your waterer. Also remember those heated dip stick for vehicles ? Should work in water as well .
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Harbor freight has a small table top electric splitter, I have no idea how they work or if they work and what size wood it takes.
     
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