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Chicken Water Heater - DIY and Easy to set up...

 
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Hoping folks can find this useful. We're a few years in with this system and it has reliably kept our chickens water thawed and available down to around 0F. Total cost around $35 and it has only worked perfectly since we installed it. I sincerely hope its helpful to folks :)
 
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Sean Dembrosky wrote:Hoping folks can find this useful. We're a few years in with this system and it has reliably kept our chickens water thawed and available down to around 0F. Total cost around $35 and it has only worked perfectly since we installed it. I sincerely hope its helpful to folks :)



I think it looks like nice safe design, but wondering about auto turn on and turn off.  Going out when you think it will freeze won't be fun.
 
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Mike, in the video I mention a little device, certainly optional, but quite helpful, called a 'thermocube'.  Different options out there, and I went for one that turns on around 20F and turns off above 32F.  This automatically shuts off the heater if it isn't needed.
Hope thats helpful.
 
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