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Al, can't find your chicken waterer
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Rocky    Posted 12-19-2003 at 10:54:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Al,

I was searching, trying to find a way to prevent my wife's chicken's water from freezing. I found your post, but can't find a picture of the creation. could you possibley shoot me one.

Thanks in advance
Rocky
rlmiller@webmail.bmi.net


Al    Posted 12-20-2003 at 05:42:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sent it your way . I think mine still the cheapest and the least work .
Al


visitor    Posted 12-19-2003 at 23:42:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I had the same problem. Last year i hauled water over and over. That gets old in a hurry.
I got a plastic barrel 30 gallon i think. Smaller than a 55 gallon. Icut the top 2inches off , then the bottom 8 inche. Now these fit togeather like a small 8inch tall barrel. I turned it upside down 8inch part fits over the 2 inch bottom. Cut a hole in the side so a small coffee can with a light fixture just slides in flush. I also sprayed foam in the bottom. A little insulation insurance. The first night i brought it home I plugged it in and put my FROZEN 5 gallon water on it. The next morning it was thawed. Not bad for 2 dollar lamp head and a 40 watt light bulb. Worked for me. By the way i am a lurker but i enjoy the site very much LAM


Willy-N    Posted 12-20-2003 at 17:10:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Light bulbs work great as long as they don't burn out. Use 2-25 watt ones just in case one burns out. I won't use a heat lamp or light buld in my pump house because if it burns out the freeze up will be big bucks!! I use a electric heater on low and keep it around 50 degs but it is very well insulated. Mark H.


bulldinkie    Posted 12-19-2003 at 14:26:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
They do have a tray the waterer sits on to keep it thawed.Its electric.I got mine from strombergs.


Willy-N    Posted 12-19-2003 at 11:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
My daughter sits her Chicken Waterer on one of those Piglet Warmer Pads. It does not use much power and keeps the water in the bottom tray and lower part of the 2 Gallon Can from freezing. Mark H.


Farmer Tom    Posted 12-19-2003 at 12:17:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy-N, you may have just solved a problem for me when you mentioned Piglet Warmer Pads! Got any idea on where to go to find them? I have never heard of such an item, but remember, there's probably a lot of things I haven't heard about. Thanks - Farmer Tom


Willy-N    Posted 12-19-2003 at 14:46:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here is a link to one on line we use. You may shop around and find a better price also. Mark H.


Farmer Tom    Posted 12-22-2003 at 07:37:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Willy-N: Thanks a lot for the info! No doubt in my mind the piglet warmer will do what I need to do.
By the way, we have similiar backgrounds when it comes to the electrical contracting! 22 years of door bells to 138KV stuff for me. Then I got smart, went into the inspection business. Have to trade notes sometime. Also, I always enjoy reading about your construction exploits! Thanks again, Farmer Tom


Bob    Posted 12-19-2003 at 11:14:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do a Google search for "heated chicken fount".

There's lots of ideas there.


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