Water for winter

newchickmom

Songster
12 Years
Nov 8, 2007
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Lafayette, Indiana
I cannot seem to find the home made waterers I saw on here before.
Also, I was wondering how much electricity a water trough heater uses? I am thinking about rigging a water storage tank for the coop since we can't run water to it and I don't want to carry water from the barn on a daily basis.
 

newchickmom

Songster
12 Years
Nov 8, 2007
720
11
184
Lafayette, Indiana
anybody there?
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chickendude

Crowing
12 Years
Jun 4, 2009
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Dutchess County NY
Don't know about the home made waterier but as for the electricity used by a heater depends on the wattage of the unit and the outside temp and how long it will be on.
 

mdbokc

Songster
10 Years
Jun 22, 2009
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Oklahoma County, OK
When we lived up north, we used a floating stock tank heater that always kept part of the surface open water. They come is different wattages depending upon desired results. Might work for you fine.
 

ijon1

Songster
10 Years
Jan 26, 2009
342
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gaines, michigan
Don't buy that waterer Technodoll. I bought that waterer and sent it back. The plastic is so thin and flimsy. I think it would not last one season. Sorry to be so blunt, but I could not believe how cheap it was made. I will use a bucket heater that I used last year. Not fancy but works.
 

technodoll

Songster
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Aug 25, 2009
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Quebec, Canada
Oh wow! I had no idea... THANK YOU so much for the advice, you just saved me money, time and aggravation!

I hope the coop won't get to below freezing, I still need to insulate it some more and add proper ventilation, will do the deep litter method and all... it's about 12 x 11 and have 14 chickens in there.

Worst case I will use a heated dog bowl to get through the winter months. I found one here at the local farm co-op for $70.

Anyone know where I can order one for cheaper?

I am in Canada and cannot order from the USA as customs and duties are very expensive, so is shipping across the border...
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