to put on your thinking cap and come up with a heated chicken waterer
based on our do it yourself
chicken waterer kit!
Submit your photos and instructions
for a chance to win a 10 pack
DIY chicken waterer kit. This kit is my
favorite size since it allows you to create four bucket waterers,
enough to keep most flocks hydrated during a long weekend trip out of
Deadline: February 28, 2011
Email digital photos and written instructions outlining the
construction of your homemade heated chicken waterer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your photos should be no more than 4 MB in size, and if they’re large
please send one per email. The written part of your entry should
tell what supplies you used and how you constructed your waterer.
If you win, we’ll email you back to
ask for your mailing address.
What we’re looking for:
This winter, Mark has resolved to find the best way to
turn our do it yourself
chicken waterer kit
into a homemade heated chicken waterer. In the past, we’ve just taken
in our waterers overnight during cold weather,
which is easy due to their cleanliness and small size, but I understand
that in the far north, chicken-keepers have to swap out water multiple
times a day to keep their flock hydrated. A couple of our
have come up with solutions that begin to solve the problem — one
uses an enclosed light bulb near the nipple to keep it from freezing and another
uses a stock tank deicer to keep the water in the bucket warm.
We’re looking for something even simpler that will work with extremely
cold temperatures to help out folks where the snow is already
falling. The winning entry will use photos and words to clearly
show how the heated waterer can be made by the average chicken-keeper.
Prizes: One grand prize
winner will receive a 10 pack DIY chicken waterer kit, along with the
bonus ebooks and video. Several other
honorable mention winners will be showcased on our website.
The fine print:
All photos and essays entered in our contest become the property of
Anna Hess and
Mark Hamilton. We don’t care if you use them for other things; we
just want the right to put them up on our website.
|We recommend our 3 pack
DIY kit for making a
heated waterer for up to 50 chickens. The CD that comes with each
kit includes complete instructions to help you build our favorite
heated options without any trial and error.
The heated waterer
we use in our own coop requires two buckets, a
three foot length of pipe heating cable ($23), and the contents of
our kit. With a layer of chicken-friendly
waterer is good down into the teens.