Watering in cold weather - what's in YOUR pen?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by KeithKZ, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. KeithKZ

    KeithKZ Chirping

    Feb 4, 2016
    I live in Michigan.....just wondering what everyone else in cold climates like I live in are using during the winter months for watering their quail? I'd like to use electric, thermostatically controlled waterers. I briefly tried to use one of these:


    However my quail never were able to figure it out. The smaller the better....don't want/need any of these 3 gallon + sized things I see out there.

  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Hi Keith Welcome to BYC!!!

    Here are a few things from the incubation with friends thread I can share with you! I personally bought the heated waterers that hold three gallon, but as you will read below, watch which kind you purchase!! some just use those rubber feed bowls and kick the ice out, I like my flock to have water at all times, so I broke down and bought the waterers, and share one between coops!

    Urs Deicer post #30689
    Farm Innovators deicer... post #23901
    HEATED WATERER DISCUSSIONS Winter weather! post #28163
    Duck heated water by Phil post #28277

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