Warmer water in the winter?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by WalkingOnSunshine, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, this may just be a dumb idea, but I carry water to the hens 3x a day in very cold weather because their waterer freezes. Does anyone give them lukewarm or warmer water? I know that it won't slow down the freezing process much, but would the hens enjoy it? I'm filling the waterer in at the house sink anyway in cold weather.
     
  2. TennesseeChicken

    TennesseeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give warm water to my chickens when the temps in the AM are lower than 40f. We rarely get temps that stay freezing all day; if we do, then I check the water a few times during the day to make sure it is not frozen. I have heard it helps keep them warm to help with egg-laying.
     

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