Great Price for Heated Dog Bowl - Backyard Chickens
Heated Dog Bowl filled with sand up to about an inch from the top used as a base for chicken waterers
We use heated dog water bowls unplug them at night, they are on c inder blocks, no heat in the shed or hutches which we also use for chickens, also if power is lost the hens will freeze they need to acclimate to the cold.
This heatable dogs' water bowl doubles nicely for sick or injured chickens that must be kept separately in the dead of winter-I bought a second one, too.
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Heated dog bowl filled with sand? | BackYard Chickens
Heated Dog Bowl filled with sand up to about an inch from the top used as a base for chicken waterers. The warm sand keeps the water from freezing. Great idea and very economical. My chickens will be pleased!We found that the easiest (if you have power) to fill and to clean are the heated dog bowls. We have them in the coop, in the pasture (ours free range), although we have to HIDE IT BEHIND THE HORSE TROUGH because the horses think that funny little blue thing is a toy! They are used to it, it doesn’t get as dirty as the other ones either. They are 23.10 on Amazon…. They work great, and there is enough water for the day and usually the night. Change in the morning, dump and refill. No unscrewing the plastic ones, trying to get them to stand up while you fill them, etc. My chickens like to dip their heads in and this seems to be easier for them than the little bit of space for their beaks that a traditional plastic or galvanized pressure waterer provide. Cheaper too than a galvanized waterer and a heated base. No need. Use a heated dog bowl!I have raised Chickens all of my life and I am 59 1/2 now. I do remember when I was a kid (oh yes) packing water out to the chickens at least 2 X a day for fresh water because it froze. But I too have found about those Blue Dog heated Bowls. They work great … if you have power. I don’t, but I have run power out to the Coop, and its the only way to go, if you can do this. My Hens stay in the Coop all winter ( I have a large Coops. They do not like to go out in the snow. I keep fresh straw down, and they’re very happy. The coop is not heated. It’s a nice older coop, 12 ft X 18 ft. I have laying hens, and I do get a lot of eggs in the winter, but if they do go out in the snow, my egg production drops off – I do know this. They are free range birds in the summer. This is just my view point.I have several heated water bowls that I use during the winter for our chickens, dogs & cats. I had a few that quit working so I thought I would try your idea with the salt water in the 20 oz bottle, but it didn’t work for me…the water bowl was still frozen solid this morning with temps in the low 20’s?