Try this ONE step to keep your hens water from freezing this winter! (No electricity required!) =Find a 20 oz. bottle (mine was Diet Coke), add cup salt and fill with water. Close up your bottle and place it in your waterer.
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Chicken Water Heater- Thawing out chicken waterers is a pain. A necessary pain, but a pain none the less. Of course I can't complain since I live in the Pacific Northwest and only have to thaw my girl's water maybe a do.
This is how I keep my water from freezing in the winter. Only I use cinder block. Cinder block heater & water warmer - light bulb inside cinder bock covered with a stepping stone & water container set on top won't freeze.very clever idea!
Automatic waterer- pretty much genius. Feed into the barrel with a hose from the roof gutters. Elevation means gravity helps the water flow out. Put the proper gizmo on the end and the animals can water themselves.
Chicken water/coop heater: Pavers + heat lamp mounted to scrap piece of cover with upside down terracotta pot + saucer, then water (secured with hang chain). Amazing detail on the coop and water heater.