Water warmer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickenJ1m, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. chickenJ1m

    chickenJ1m In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2016
    Aylett, Va
    I saw this on a Google search and thought I'd try it out. It actually went pretty well. I'll see how it works agter this expected cold front comes through Va tomorrow. It's basically a light socket that plugs into an outdoor extension cord with a 40 watt bulb. I lined the inside of a half cinder block with foil. The block rests on top of a board and I notched out a little spot at the bottom of the block for the cord to fit under. The waterer hangs just above the block, less than an 1/8 of an inch. I'm confident it will provide enough heat to keep the bottom of the waterer from freezing. I'll update after the temps drop.
  2. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    That's cool
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Songster

    Jul 19, 2016
    I got the same system expect with bricks because it absorbs he better and a 60 watt light bulb.It got down to -15 and it froze.

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