Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tamemeg, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. tamemeg

    tamemeg Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Can I please get some ideas on watering in the winter? What electric waterers are the best? Thanks
  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    We just use a regular waterer but sit a light bulb in the hole of a cement block and place the waterer on top. The light bulb is warm enough to keep the water from freezing (plus it's a lot cheaper than an electric waterer).
  3. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2008
    central Vermont
    Oh, thanks for that great idea! [​IMG] I'll come up with some way to make sure the bulb doesn't come in contact with the wood shavings and that spilled water can't reach the bulb either.
    BTW tamemeg, there's been a great thread or two on BYC just recently covering winter watering solutions (sorry I don't remember the name of the thread), so if you try a search using probable topics, you could find a lot of helpful suggestions without everyone recreating the wheel, so to speak. Good luck!
  4. tamemeg

    tamemeg Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 26, 2008
    Southwestern PA
    Thank you all! [​IMG]
  5. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    This summer at Menards they had electric dog water dishes for $12 I sit my water can on top of that. We will see how well it does.
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Someone posted on one of the other winter/water threads this 3 gal. heated waterer from Randall Burkey. It has a built in thermostat to help cut down on the power bill (which is a biggy to me [​IMG] ) and it only costs $36, which I didn't find to pricey.
  7. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

    Sep 2, 2008
    SW Missouri
    This afternoon on the way home we were discussing how to get the chickens water in the winter, and how to keep them out of the horses water that has a float heater.

    I get home and find a thread on that very subject.

    So I am letting my DH read about the concrete block, and he starts expanding on the idea.

    Then I go down to the electric dog bowl, and said how about that?

    He says, duh, we bought one for the dog months ago in anticipation of winter.

    No longer have dog, but I do have a brand new heated bowl.....[​IMG]

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008

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