What heated waterer do you guys use?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Chad Nolen, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Chad Nolen

    Chad Nolen Just Hatched

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    IMG_0286.JPG IMG_0700.JPG I'm beginning to prep for my 1st winter with chickens. What heated waterer do you guys use? Can I just put a heating element into my plastic waterer and let it go from there?

    I posted a pic of my outdoor & indoor waterer. Can I use these or probably need something else?

    I just ran the electric yesterday so now I need to move onto the next phase.
     
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  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    I use a heated dog bowl. They hold a gallon and cost about $20. Sides are high enuf that the water stays clean.
     
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  3. Chad Nolen

    Chad Nolen Just Hatched

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    But has anyone heated these cup waterers. Will that work?
     
  4. PingoBags

    PingoBags Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never personally used cups but I think they're the hardest to keep from freezing compared to everything else. I guess it depend how cold it gets where you live.

    Last year I used vertical chicken nipples, heat tape and a ton of insulation wrapped around it. The nipples would still freeze when it got cold enough and eventually the cold killed the heat tape.

    I just finished making my new waterer using horizontal nipples, a ceramic heat emitter, a 250gph pump to circulate the warmish water and have everything sealed in a box of foam insulation haha overkill.
     
  5. twilightgecko

    twilightgecko Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use an electric water heater base.. much like this one..
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  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    I also use the electric heater bases, with the galvanized three gallon waterers.
    Heated dog dishes work fine, but not with very small birds, or roosters with large wattles that can get wet and frozen.
    Mary
     
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    hlhutchinson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first winter and I plan on using a bucket de icer
    This is my water
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    I'm going to put this deicer in it

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    Birdinhand Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Chad Nolen

    Chad Nolen Just Hatched

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    I like the idea of a de-icer and a nipple waterer. I'm just worried 250 watts is to much on a thin plastic bucket?
     

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