My plan of dealing with freezing water was two have waterers and change frozen water out for a non frozen water. Well with temps being as high as 20 degrees F the past two days I have learned this won't work as the water in the horizontal nipple freeze well before the water in the 5 gallon bucket does. I have thought about running an extension cord out to the coop to heat the water but it is around 500 feet to the coop from my house and feel like that is just not safe. Anyway, just wondering if any one has any suggestions. Thanks!