- Apr 3, 2020
We have a 5 gallon plastic container, with 8 nipples, with an electric de-icer inside. While the water on the bottom half remains liquid, the nipples themselves are freezing up and we and we need to de-ice them each morning. Already broke two nipples doing this. The water container sits in a semi-enclosed run in Ulster County, NY. Run has roof and is wrapped in clear plastic, but gets into teens and single digits overnight. Water will not fit into coop, itself. Open to any and all suggestions!