just wondering what other chicken people think. In the winter I have only had waterers inside the coop... because they would freeze if outside... I also had bird bath de-icers in my 5 gal nipple waterers which worked well but was kind of clumsy. My biggest concern, and why I am rethinking this, is all the extra moisture that evaporates into the coop. I am considering just large heated dog bowls for all my runs rather than water in the coops. Can they go from 4 pm until about 7 am (the shortest days of our winter) on a daily basis without access to water? I have noticed that the chickens don't drink as much water in the colder months... just curious if anyone else does this... thanks!