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  1. bobbyjoeokla

    bobbyjoeokla Out Of The Brooder

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    whats the best water heater for my chickens?
     
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    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use several low watt (50w - 95w) bird bath heaters in our buckets with nipples. I have a 95 watt flat rubber bird bath heater in our turkeys 5 gallon water tub which is outside and so far no frozen water. [​IMG] Tonight its getting down to single digits so, I will know in the morning if I need to switch any to higher wattage heaters.
     
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    thanks i appreciate the info
     
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    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Other ways - I haven't tried but, have read that many people use christmas cookie tins with a 50 watt light bulb inside and set the metal waterer on top. Just drill/cut a hole in tin to get electric cord out. Some drill a hole in the bottom of the coop and run a cord for a light bulb and set a cinder block over it and set waterer on the cinder block.
     

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