- Aug 28, 2012
Could I put a fish tank heater in my chicken water to keep it from freezing?
Not a very good idea. Depending on the model, they can peck the glass tube, break it and get electrocuted.Could I put a fish tank heater in my chicken water to keep it from freezing?
most are submersible. I had a submersible one also. It was still glass that could break. They also tend to keep the water at a higher temperature than a frost free chicken waterer. If you have a submersible NON glass heater that can be set to a low temperature that is not going to break the bank, by all means.I found one that is submersible
I use a dog bowl as well. I had one break last winter because it couldnt keep up with the cold but TSC exchanged it for free. Our winters are not usually that cold.I use a heated dog bowl. It keeps water just above freezing, which is all you need.
Aquarium heaters are meant to keep the water much warmer, but I know people have used them successfully. Do a search to find details.
the only thing with this is I was trying to avoid $ 60.. I can get a fish tank heater for $11There's heated waterers, I saw one at the store yesterday... Try those...
Not the same one, but... https://www.chewy.com/kh-pet-products-heated-thermo-poultry/dp/148381