water for chickens? help!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mmch618, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. mmch618

    mmch618 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi I have three chickens in a small coop in my back yard. Where I live it is currently below freezing. I have a heated pet bowl for water bit it just broke and I don't have a way to replace it unroll tomorrow. Will they be ok for today withought it? I'm very worried
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    [​IMG] Provide water a couple times a day, and they will be fine. I don't have heated waterers - in the really cold weather, I change out water bowls several times daily.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Your birds will still need water until then.

    I'm with Sourland, I don't have heated waterers. I carry a pitcher of warm water out a few times a day and thaw some for them to drink. Bantam pen I just used a small plastic dish with a rock in it so they don't tip it over. Big pen has a black plastic tub. Lots of options.
  4. rottnwarrior

    rottnwarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2013
    Conklin ny
    I have two cheap plastic waterers. I put one out with warm water for them and leave one in the house to stay thawed. I swap them out each day. It works well for me.

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