winter waterer for blackouts 3.0

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by bluefrog87, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. bluefrog87

    bluefrog87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 17, 2013
    Dallas, Tx
    We are now going to the simpler method

    • 3 gal rubber dish
    • battery aerator
    • plastic plate (floats on top and keeps it reasonably fresh)

    Budget $30 or less

    The goal of this is for winter storms during a blackout. Something that if I forget about it's fine and only worry about every 24 hours. Typically blackouts are 2 days and not very many happen. The lowest temp it has to withstand is 10 degree F and my yard is all shade.

    I prefer the nipple system but budget doesn't allow to get deep cycle battery and power inverter. I would prefer a battery heater but I can't find any with a reasonable price and run time.

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