1. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    wonder what ideas everyone has for water? last winter i bought a 5 gallon heated waterer u fill from bottom , it is hard to handle but it stayed clean. i have 30 chickens in one coop and 13 guineas in another that i used a crock pot in. not too bad. BUT my water supply is on the other side of the house and its too much for me to carry so i would use the hose and then have to drain it and hold it up in the air so it wouldnt freeze up. there has to be a better way without too much money involved. help my fingers from freezing please[​IMG]
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use this bird bath heater. http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/RTProduct.asp?SKU=API-BDT250

    It is durable, metal construction with a shroud over part of the cord. I just drop it in the supply bucket, and leave it for the season.

    It is available many places. I have used it two seasons, and have been satisfied.

    Chris
     

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