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Heated PVC pipe chicken waterer

Heated chicken waterer diagram

PVC chicken waterer
Duncan wrote in from North Carolina to share the heated chicken waterer he built with one of our DIY kits:

I Love your product!! The girls love it to! They instinctively knew right away what they were and how to drink from them.
Valve drains watererHere 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 Heat tape chicken watererin really cold weather. The heat tape turns on if the temp drops below 35 deg F and turns off at 45 deg F.
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 PVC pipe waterer fill pipedrink upstairs.
Thanks again for a great product and great service!

Two story chicken tractor

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 insulation, the waterer is good down into the teens.

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