water aerators for the waterer in the winter to keep it unfrozen?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by csummer8882, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. csummer8882

    csummer8882 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone used this method? Someone mentioned it to me and I am curious as to see if it works. I am in NH where it gets pretty cold. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. kittycooks

    kittycooks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think it depends on what pretty cold means to you. I'm familiar with how aeration keeps a pond open when the temps are just below freezing for an hour or two, but even those will fail once the temps stay for days at temps below 30 deg. F. I cannot imagine a strong enough aerator for a chicken waterer. Do you have a link to provide more information?
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    You can't use them in most "fountains", but it might work in a bowl
     

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