Water Heaters

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by joedie, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    How do I keep the water from freezing in the winter?
    I haven't seen any heated waterers like for horse/cattle.

  2. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    "Little Giant" makes a heated water base you set your metal waterer on to keep it from freezing, but I have also used heated dog bowls to keep the water liquid......

    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  3. Anyone know of any battery operated ones? Or something I could rig up to work? Solar powered would be better, but I'm guessing that it doesn't exist.
  4. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Songster

    Apr 11, 2009
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    generally it s a nice size heating compartment that keeps the water from freezingin the tank
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    I thought you were wanting cattle or horse tankheaters?

    I had metal chicken waterers and a metal base for mine.
    They can be gotten at

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  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    For ac power, just get one of those coffee mug warmer things. You can find them at the thrift store for a buck or two.

    Solar power? It's DC. You'd need some big storage and an inverter, or a large cell to run a heater off DC current. And then what do you do on those long, dark wintry days... followed by longer frigid nights?

    If you are intent on heated water, know that it only needs to stay above freezing. Were not making tea for the chickens here.
    So you dont need a lot of energy.

    I've seen everything from lightbulbs to the aforementioned coffee warmer. It would probably be simpler, and cheaper to run a wire out there.
  6. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    Thanks so much! I did mean for the chicken waters, like the ones for horse/cattle. But I see what you mean now. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  7. mygor

    mygor In the Brooder

    Mar 2, 2009
    Mount Perry , Ohio
    Quote:This is like what I use. However I built my own using a light bulb as the heat source. Less than 20.00 each to build your own.

  8. K-Chick

    K-Chick Songster

    Feb 25, 2009
    NW In
    My friend found an old crock and put a heat lamp in it with the light facing up and then set the waterer on top of that and he said it worked like a charm.

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