water heater

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by DLS, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. DLS

    DLS Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 2 5 gal waterers. I want to heat them from freezing. Tell me the best way . I have looked to buy something to set under them store bought,
    but found nothing. Maybe home made?
     
  2. whogroomer

    whogroomer Out Of The Brooder

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    you can get a heated dog bowl and put your waterer insdie the bowl? They sell a plug attachment that turns on when its freezing and off when its 45. Both can be found at the tractor supply store.
     
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Silkiefriend

    Silkiefriend New Egg

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    I've had Chickens, Peacocks, Pheasants, and now Silkies for years and I've always watered right out of heated dog bowls in the winter. I have found though that these do not work for the Silkies. As they grew, their fuzzy Top Knot got wet when the drank. So I had to buy a Metal waterer and a heated base to set it on. Both from TSC.
     
  5. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:That won't work with her waterers.
    That's for a bucket or other open container only
     
  6. Ed62

    Ed62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're 100 miles south of Atlanta? How many days in a year do you have a problem with the water freezing?

    Ed
     

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