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Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Stopping chook's water from freezing
« on: November 10, 2009, 08:48:16 pm »

Well, the nights are fair drawing in etc.  ;)

Normally our girls just get fresh water every morning (warm if necessary), but we do sometimes have to go away for a day or two, and it's no good if everything freezes whilst we're gone!

Any ingenious solutions out there, to what must be an age old problem?

Womble.
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harry

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Stopping chook's water from freezing
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2009, 08:56:28 pm »
leave a dripping hose on, even if it freezes during the night its likely to start dripping again by mid morning if its in the sun.. if you could bury the hose or cover it with sacks that would help a lot, it might still freeze in jan/ feb  but not always.

ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: Stopping chook's water from freezing
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 08:01:07 pm »
put some tennis balls in a bucket of water then they can still get to the water if it freezes.

doganjo

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Re: Stopping chook's water from freezing
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 08:02:58 pm »
That didn't work in Aberdeenshire - the tennis balls froze in.  Bloomin hard frosts we got up there!  Glad I'm 150 miles South! ;D ;D ;D
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dixie

  • Joined Mar 2009
Re: Stopping chook's water from freezing
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2009, 01:46:58 pm »
I'm sure it was once suggested a few drops of cooking oil should stop it freezing?

 

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