My engineer has devised yet another way to help keep the chicken water from freezing. It is not because his first way didn’t work, but because we needed extra ‘layers’ of sorts for the extreme cold. I wrote about the first chicken water silo foam insulator for the D&B Supply blog. Be sure to follow the first link in the blog to the instructions for making the chicken water heating stone for the first part of the set up. Or you can follow this link post of mine: Keeping Chicken Water Clean and Warm in the Winter.
I might mention that when it is coldest, it also helps quite a bit to put the watering container inside the coop.
Since we have more than one chicken pen, and he never does anything the same way twice (that is the way of inventors), he has already revised his method slightly, as you can see in the photos below (click on any photo to enlarge):
He plans to remove this bucket handle later.To read more details about trimming away the foam and a list of supplies, please visit the D&B Supply blog!