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Water in the Winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NU2chickseen, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. NU2chickseen

    NU2chickseen Hatching

    Aug 12, 2008
    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.

  2. ImpulsiveFarmer

    ImpulsiveFarmer Songster

    Jun 29, 2012
    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.
  3. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    Disconnect the hose and drain it after use.

  4. jmagill

    jmagill Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    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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