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 In the Brooder

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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 Crowing

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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 In the Brooder

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

    PingoBags Chirping

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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

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

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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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  8. hlhutchinson

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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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  10. Chad Nolen

    Chad Nolen In the Brooder

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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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