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water in winter

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chicken Bff, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Chicken Bff

    Chicken Bff Chirping

    May 20, 2016
    I have 5 hens and was wondering how i could keep their water from freezing in the winter and electricity would be hard to run to the coop any input would be helpful thanks in advance

  2. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Songster

  3. wamtazlady

    wamtazlady Songster

    Jul 18, 2013
    Kalispell MT
    There is no way to keep water from freezing without electricity. If you can not get power to your coop you will have to supply fresh water to your birds twice a day. Black rubber bowls are the easiest to break ice out of.
  4. Birdine

    Birdine In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2015
    Hey! Here is something that might help.

    IN the winter chickens are in the coop lots... so put a golf ball or ping pong ball in there water (if its an a tub) when the chickens move the water around the ping pong ball breaks the ice on the top. But again that only goes so far... hope this helps
    Especially if you have a duck. they will drink VERY often they will move the water.

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