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Will a heated bird bath work for water?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by The Luggage, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. The Luggage

    The Luggage In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2012
    I need something to keep my girls' water from freezing. The heated chicken waterers I've seen say to use in a dry, enclosed area. That is not an option for me. I need something that can be left out in the elements. I was thinking something like this:
  2. The Luggage

    The Luggage In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2012
  3. WNCcluck

    WNCcluck Chirping

    Aug 1, 2014
    Mountains of WNC
    Absolutely. We have an old self-contained (heating element in the wall of the bird bath) one that we use for the chickens. We got it years ago when we did bird watching data collection for Cornell's Ornithology Lab. We had to stop filling the bird feeders because the bears were a bit too rough on the feeders.

    We have our heated bird bath in a circular metal holder sunk into the ground and haven't had any troubles with it at all.
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging 7 Years

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I use a birdbath heater in black rubber tubs. But I don't like them for roosters. The roosters dip their wattles in the water and get frostbitten.

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