water bowl heater

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tav1, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. tav1

    tav1 Songster

    Nov 4, 2014
    i have a rubber bowl for water the one you get at agway now will he heaters be
    ok to use with this rubber . want to deice this winter.

  2. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Songster

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    What type of heater? Most heaters shouldn't get hot enough to melt the rubber. Still if you are going to use a heater you should have no problem using a metal or ceramic waterer. I use those rubber bowels myself in the winter and use no heater. They are easy enough to turn over and stomp to remover the ice when I change the water.
  3. BFarmCluckers

    BFarmCluckers In the Brooder

    Nov 16, 2015
    NE Kansas
    This is my first winter with chickens and I live on a wide open farm in NE Kansas so I was worried about frozen water. I bought this dog bowl from Amazon and though it hasn't been tested very hard yet, it is keeping the water from being frigid. I can feel a slightly warm bottom inside the bowl when I empty it and I've set it on a pallet to keep the girls from being able to fill it with hay as easily.


    Good Luck!

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