Winter water

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by PenderFarm, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. PenderFarm

    PenderFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I have water nipples in the bottom of a 2.5 gl bucket. I have seen some of you say you used fish tank heater to keep them from freezing. So I looked at them and bought this one
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006JVQ65M/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i01
    I got it and read in the directions that it should not be used in below freezing temps. Can someone be more specific as to which fish tank heater you use. Water was frozen this morning and need to get something hooked up.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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  3. curiositykt

    curiositykt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too am having this problem, and I really want to keep using my nipple waterer in the winter. I just need a heater I can put in it. Can someone please recommend a specific fish tank heater or bird bath heater that will work outside in a nipple waterer? (mine's 5 gallon)

    I'm in Massachusetts so it's not like it gets bitterly cold most of the winter, but our overnight temps are generally 15-25 degrees.
     
  4. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. PenderFarm

    PenderFarm Out Of The Brooder

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  6. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will work fine, it is just more watts than you really need.
     
  7. Island Roo

    Island Roo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using this one for 5 years - also made by Farm Innovators.
    Works great.

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  8. PenderFarm

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    No frozen water this morning![​IMG]
     
  9. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went on Farm Innovators website looking for this heater and could not find it, do they still make them?
     
  10. Ullie

    Ullie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I looked again and was thinking is it this one without the blue cover.

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