What do I do about the chicken's water freezing!!!

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by chickensrock12, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. chickensrock12

    chickensrock12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, every day I go outside and have to get a new bowl of water because the water is freezing. I bought a water heated dog bowl for 20.00. It doesn't work, what do I do?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Take it back. I bought a big green heated dog bowl and by the time I needed it, it was too late to return it.

    In the meantime, you can use black rubber bowls with a birdbath heater in them.
     
  3. chickensrock12

    chickensrock12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too I got it off of Amazon and it worked fine for about two weeks. Then it stopped working. To ship it back it's 17.46 and they said I only had 10 days to return it or the deal is off. Makes me so mad I've had it for about a month. Should I buy a new one.
     
  4. bigfoot11

    bigfoot11 Just Hatched

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    I'd buy a new one.

    Or do what was stated and use the rubber bowls with the birdbath heater.

    Or, if you can make a homemade heat source that would be even a better bet. As you will be the one putting it together and then are able to fix it.
     
  5. chickensrock12

    chickensrock12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, ok thanks. I'll have to try the rubber bird heater and thank you so much. Yesterday I bought a new dog water heater bowl with a discount. Instead of 19.99, I can get it for 14.99.[​IMG]
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    I just caution people with Mediterranean or other roosters with huge wattles about using open water containers. They will dip the wattles in the water and they'll freeze.
     
  7. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly. La Fleche males with their long pendulous wattles are the same way.

    I run a light bulb in a cinder block underneath my waterers.
     

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