Water in winter-ever use a Little Giant

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Farmer Kitty, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I went looking for a heater for my chicken water at our local farm supply store and found a Little Giant Electric Heater Base #HB125. I was wondering if anyone has use one or a similar heater? And how well it worked? [​IMG]

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  2. MissPrissy

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  3. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:Do you need to worry about the water getting to hot?
     
  4. schmoo

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    I saw those at Tractor supply, but I could'nt bring myself to pay $41.00 and change for it. I have had NO LUCK finding a heated dog bowl either. Only online, and they were pretty expensive. I have'nt seen any at Petco or Petsmart. Maybe it has to be full blown winter before they get them on the shelves.[​IMG]

    I like that homemade one, but my chickens get rowdy and I would be worried they would spill water on the cord or even knock the whole thing over.
    Its my first winter with chickens so I'm going to try something I have already. I think I'm just going to go with a heat light over the water. Unless I find a cheap heated dog bowl.
     
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  6. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Quote:It's not that expensive here-$34. I'm also worried about the saftey of the homemade one but, only because last winter we had a water tank heater for the heifers almost cause a barn fire. I would use a silicone sealant to seal the cord hole if I were to make one.
     
  7. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    We bought an electric heater base like that, to use with a large metal waterer. It worked fine. We put it up on a platform of cinder blocks, to keep it away from the litter. I also bought a heated dog bowl, like they have online at Drs. Foster and Smith. It has also worked fine. I think a lot of different options work well.
     

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