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Winter Water Situation

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by NNJChickenGuy, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. NNJChickenGuy

    NNJChickenGuy New Egg

    Nov 10, 2015
    Hello All,

    I have a nipple style watering system for my girls. It'a a 2gal bucket with tubing to a PVC pipe with 4 nipples. My plan is to buy a submersable heating coil for the bucket however, my concern is the water that is down the tubing and into the PVC pipe and freezing at that point with the nipples. Anyone have solutions to a similar waterer issue?
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    Ya it will freeze
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 13, 2011
    Welcome! I use galvanized waterers on the plate heaters for winter. For a small group, heated dog bowls will work. Small bantams, and roosters with large wattles, make the dog dish a poor choice, though. If you are home and can take out water three times daily, the rubber dishes can be easily dumped and refilled. I have a heated plastic waterer as backup, because it's a royal pain to refill. Mary

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