Duncan wrote in from
North Carolina to share the heated chicken waterer he built with one of
our DIY kits:
your product!! The girls love it to! They instinctively knew right away
what they were and how to drink from them.
Here are some pics of how I
installed the water system. We live in NW North Carolina in the
mountains. Winter can get pretty cold here so I added heat tape to the
4′ PVC pipe water tank and built it into the chicken tractor. The tank
holds about 2.6 gallons. This will give some aux heat to the upper
section and also help to keep the water from freezing in really cold weather. The heat
tape turns on if the temp drops below 35 deg F and turns off at 45 deg
The tank feeds the 3/4″ PVC pipe (3 ports) in the lower section and has
3 ports in the bottom of the tank as well. I could add heat tape to the
lower section or just turn off the water valve to that section in
winter and let them drink upstairs.
Thanks again for a great product and great service!
Stay tuned for more
details on Duncan’s innovative chicken tractor in a later post.
His inventions didn’t stop with the waterer!
|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.