Hello! Our family has been working with chickens, ducks, and other animals for 20 plus years, and while in the upper Midwest dealt with harsh winters and what seemed to be many flawed water systems. Our flocks ranged from 6 to over 100 birds as well as other animals. As a result, I have developed a watering system that provides a list of benefits and I am requesting feedback if there would be interest, and comments for additional features you feel the market does not supply today. I am currently applying for a patent on the system and will soon offer it for sale. I am being up front in that it is not inexpensive, however this is a set it and forget it type of system which also services other small animals. Many of us will already own components necessary for the system which would reduce initial cost. There would also be options to purchase the system in modules so you can bear the cost spread over a few years. It can be scaled to a much less expensive system if you are willing to give up some features. Capabilities include servicing 25 birds for about 1 week after filling. Dogs, goats, and other small animals have used our system simultaneously. A great option if you need a vacation without someone to service your watering system! We typically leave the system untouched for a month or more at a time. We have used our system in -20°F temps with no issues. Heated waterer utilizing a drinking pan design rather than nipple systems. Electric supply for heating elements only – no other electric components are part of the design. Heating system cost can be eliminated if you are in a mild climate. Can operate independent or simultaneous with plumbed water supply. Uses modular and readily available parts you can purchase from any farm supply store. BPA free, Lead Free, and ACV water approved. Drinking water remains separate of supply water minimizing cross contamination. Can be recovered from a frozen state in 30 minutes if there is a power or similar failure. Top filling – no turning over waterer to fill. Ergonomic to fill and drink from. Cleans contaminants from covered supply water. Can be moved easily to service changing animal requirements.