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Frozen chicken water update

This is a discussion on Frozen chicken water update within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Originally Posted by Smitty901 Using the metal waters with the heater that sits under them like a hot plate seems to work pretty darn good ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty901 View Post
    Using the metal waters with the heater that sits under them like a hot plate seems to work pretty darn good simple last for years
    Yup Standard chicken fountain and hot plate is what I use.
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    we have an indoor only heater base that turns on at freezing - works great sitting the plastic water feed on top of it.
    We then bought an outdoor dog heated water bowl that also works great, except it's on or off - no temperature control.
    Solar controlled would be a good idea for a 12V DC based one, but not there...

    We have a small solar panel connected to the 6V DC automatic chicken door That works great!

    Peace,
    Michael J.

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    As you can not really see, I just wrapped the heat tape around the tube, installed a new chicken cup (Amazon), had to drive a wooden pin and epoxy it in the old worn out hole, and then wrapped the heat tape with silver tape.
    Havent had a single problem YET, I also put a support under the water tube, to take the stress off the cup, as it goes through the fence.
    RIP Corporal BRADLEY COY 6/18/1992-10/24/2014

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    We just added a 60' length of heated cable to the top of the chicken awning off their coop. Since there's bird netting on top, it's tough to clean off the snow when it accumulates. We'll see how it works out with the next snow fall...The awning is 12' x 8'

    For now, we're just getting rain again

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    Michael J.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael_Js View Post
    We just added a 60' length of heated cable to the top of the chicken awning off their coop. Since there's bird netting on top, it's tough to clean off the snow when it accumulates. We'll see how it works out with the next snow fall...The awning is 12' x 8'

    For now, we're just getting rain again

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    Michael J.
    I'm not really expecting more snow this winter, are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulag1955 View Post
    I'm not really expecting more snow this winter, are you?
    Nope. I told my wife the 50+ temp yesterday signaled Spring! She laughed...

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