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wanted: reliable poultry water warmer.

we had a poultry water warmer similar to this $50 farm innovators model ( i can’t recall if it was that brand or not but it was the same price ) that stopped working after barely a full season and now that it’s cold enough to freeze the their water over night, i’m wary of plunking down $50 again for something that might only last a season or two again ( maybe it was a fluke? ).

any backyard chickens types out there have a suggestion for a reliable water warming setup to prevent freezing in winter? maybe a thermo cube thermostatically controlled outlet with a higher quality warming plate?

update: a long time reader sent me an email with this awesome and easy suggestion from the art of doing stuff on building a DIY Water Thawer and another commenter left a link for a great tutorial for a slightly more complicated but similar concept. i’m going to give one or the other a try since they’re both a lot more affordable than a $50 poultry water warmer that might or might not last more than a season.


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Here is a link to something similar to what I made. It is cheap if you have all the parts laying around, but I can’t say if it’s safe or durable yet. I’ve been using mine for about 2 seasons.

http://anniemiz.typepad.com/thesecondhalf/2011/01/chickens-homemade-cookie-tin-waterer-heater.html

Posted by Mark on 6 December 2012 @ 12pm

thanks mark!

Posted by admin on 21 December 2012 @ 9am

Sadly, these both still require electricity, which is not available anywhere near our coop! Looks like we’ll still be swapping waterers, but at least it’s almost above freezing overnight lately!

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Posted by Norby on 23 January 2013 @ 7pm

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