worried about winter!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by buckeye lover, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. buckeye lover

    buckeye lover In the Brooder

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    I'm worried about feeding "crooked" this winter. We have to put water in her food so she can eat it, I also make her scrambled eggs n yogurt. My query is this...how can I keep her food from freezing this winter, I was thinking she may have to stay on the back porch, but there has to be a better way! Is there some sort of warming bowl that I could get without starting a fire n the coup? Cuz I would really hate fried chicken*
    Thanxs everybody>>> PEACE OUT~
     
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  2. HuffleClaw

    HuffleClaw QUACK!

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    Wow, poor girl. :hugs

    Are you worried she’s not eating enough? Or maybe not receiving enough nutrients from feed?
     
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  3. Helloworld

    Helloworld Songster

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    My dad said he used to fix scissor beaks with rubber bands. Loose enough she can open mouth but taught enough it would slowly work the beak back in place.
     
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  4. buckeye lover

    buckeye lover In the Brooder

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    Just about her food freezing in the winter!
     
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  6. buckeye lover

    buckeye lover In the Brooder

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    I wouldn't want to mess with it and hurt her, she eats all day long.
     
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  7. buckeye lover

    buckeye lover In the Brooder

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    Has anyone ever heard of an electric warming bowl?
     
  8. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    you could use an electric dog bowl, it should do the trick, it is not hot, but keeps the temp just above freezing and designed to be used outdoors
     
  9. cheekychick3

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    Hi There.
    Love your pic of crooked, bless her. you can buy diffrent size bowls, with a Thermo base, in which you add hot water in the base, then place her food on top. It
    will keep her food warm up to 5 hours. They are pretty good to be honest. At least
    it will stop the food from freezing over for a few hours. If you google food warmer
    dishes /bowls, you will find where to buy them. They are not expensive either. Hope
    this helps, another thought, that crossed my mind, do you knit at all, or know someone
    who do. As they can knit her a lovely wooly jumper which will help her keep warm, with the bad winters you have. Although i live in UK over here they have a chicken club,
    with you can either buy them, or get free patterns. They are very trendy lol plus a lot
    uses them, and chickens love them too. lol :frow
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I bet chickens look great out in their jumpers. That's a photo I would love to see.
     

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