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Which Heated Waterer, do you have?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by augustmomx2, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. augustmomx2

    augustmomx2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am trying to decide between two different styles of Heated Waterer.

    This one (plastic waterer w/plug-in): http://www.randallburkey.com/Heated-3-Gallon-Fountain/productinfo/10020/

    or this one (a standard heated water base):

    http://www.randallburkey.com/Electric-Heater-Base/productinfo/10019/

    I'm leaning towards the first one, simply for the fact I would have to buy an additional waterer, since the only type I have is the plastic one. But, any experiences with either would be greatly appreciated [​IMG]

    TIA!
     
  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last winter hubby made a heater out of a light bulb inside a metal can and set the plastic waterer on top. It worked fine to keep the water unfrozen. He found the plans for the heater online here somewhere and it was a cheap fix. Hardest part was finding a cheap can!
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    [​IMG] good question, i was just on mpc and looking to purchase a heater for the chickens water.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use the seperate base kind with a plastic waterer, which is NOT recommended and I do worry about the fire danger. But it was what was available, and I closely monitered how hot the plastic got and it is never very warm.

    It works at temps around 0* F when you only have about a gallon in there, any more then that and it'll freeze anyway, so it's been pretty safe. It also has a thermostat so it turns off when it gets too warm, which is nice.

    That's been my experience anyway. Don't know about the other kind, I hope someone else has tried it, I want to hear about it. [​IMG]
     
  5. txchickie

    txchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2008
    Texas
    I like the first one, the plastic 3 gallon plug in one.


    I'm also in the market for 2 of these for this winter. I refuse to haul frozen water 2x a day anymore [​IMG]
     
  6. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I agree! Ain't nuthin easier'n a dog's electric water bowl. I just recently bought three the size of yours at Menards for $14 each. Last year I paid $42 each on the internet for two that were slightly larger.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    So very grateful I don't have to worry about heated waterers!

    But sometimes I wish I could put a water COOLER in their coop in the summer.
     

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