Water in the Winter

NU2chickseen

Hatching
11 Years
Aug 12, 2008
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I know this been probly asked a ba zillion times but i don't have time to search all day.With winter soon upon us I would like your feed back:
I live in Conn.It get mighty cold here,I current ly use a hosr from the from of my house,all the way to back of my house near the coop to water wioht ,do you have any ideas how I can keep it un frozen or do you fill water buckets up beforte hand and a drag it out every day.I looked into heated hose but they run between,125 and 275 depending on the lenth.Can you pleaes shsre your ideas with me.
 

ImpulsiveFarmer

Songster
7 Years
Jun 29, 2012
463
20
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Chautauqua County, NY
We use an air compressor to blow out the hose after we are done using it and we run hot water through the hose to keep the ice build up down. That works as long as it doesn't get too cold (like below 0). When I was in upstate NY it just got too cold in the winter and we ended up having to carry buckets back to the animals.
 

jmagill

Songster
Mar 9, 2009
473
24
186
Western Wyoming
Just keep a gallon milk jug by the door. Every time you go out to the chicken house take a gallon of water. No lugging frozen hoses or 5 gallon pales. Little bit a time and the job is easy.
 

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