My Winter Waterer

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tcamp
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My Winter Waterer

Post by tcamp » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:30 pm

I came up with this a couple of years back because I hate carrying water back and forth all winter...and frozen waterers are the worst! Maybe some of you would be interested so i thought I'd share. There is a patio stone underneath that a chimney block sits on with a 100 watt light inside, then another patio stone sits on top.
The best part about this is that it waters 3 pens at the same time. I only have to change one waterer for three different pens...my kind of laziness! lol!
I have an 8 x 12 coop that is split in three and this goes in the place where the three pens meet.
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Here is my coop
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Post by Happy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:44 pm

Ingenious! And very cute lol!
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Post by windwalkingwolf » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:33 pm

Beautiful coop!
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Post by kenya » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:28 pm

I'm with Happy and Windwalkingwolf, ingenious, love the coop as well!
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Post by tcamp » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Thank you! I have too much time on my hands hubby tells me :P And a big imagination and creative edge. The coop is actually raised 24" off the ground so one of the pens goes outdoors through a floor hatch and can enjoy the cool of the fenced in but airy "basement" And the other pen has an 8 x 8 covered run for when i am not free ranging them all. The last pen is straight free range, I just open the door.
The waterer works until about 30 below...then it does freeze, but it is still only one waterer to carry back to the house so it is great.
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Post by Ontario Chick » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:57 pm

Very innovative watering system, love the coop!
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Post by Killerbunny » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:01 pm

Great coop!
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Post by thegawd » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:09 pm

Very,Very, Very nice! That is one heck of a great idea to service all 3 pens at once! Beautiful coop as well!

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Post by Canard » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:01 am

What a great coop! That's some creative thinking. Nice job.
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