In the winter that is? I've got the part about keeping the water from freezing figured out. The part I can't figure out (at least with out us shelling out many more $$ than we currently have!) is where I am going to get water to fill/clean the waters? We shut off all outside water for about 4 months or we will have broken pipes in the house. I thought I was so clever getting an outdoor sink set up right near the garden/chicken coop for all the dirty stuff when we decided on chickens. It has served us well for the summer, but not so much in the winter I now see. There will be no water at the sink...or the hose...or....you get my point. I have visions of dragging the dirty water container inside, down the basement stairs and washing it in the laundry sink...back up the stairs and out to the coop. I'm lazy...so this seems tedious. And quite frankly the waterer is stinky and gross. And did I mention I'm lazy? (well.....lazy in theory....really I'm just a busy mama with lots to do). Part of the stinky and gross part is because the waterer is not high enough off the ground and I've yet to adequately fix the problem. Regardless this is not something I want to do in my kitchen or basement sink daily So where do all of you really cold weather chicken keepers get your outside water from?