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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tamemeg, Oct 30, 2008.
Can I please get some ideas on watering in the winter? What electric waterers are the best? Thanks
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).
Oh, thanks for that great idea! 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!
Thank you all!
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.
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 ) and it only costs $36, which I didn't find to pricey.
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.....
Thanks for the reminder.