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Homemade heated chicken waterer

Heated chicken bucket watererSick of leaving your flock thirsty on cold winter mornings and breaking ice out of traditional chicken waterers?  The newest edition of our do it yourself chicken waterer kit comes with six pages of additional instructions to help you build the perfect heated chicken waterer for your coop.

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Our customers churned up a lot of great ideas last year in response to our photo contest, and my favorite homemade heated chicken waterer is shown here.  Lu Ann and Christian Chicken nipples in heated watererShank designed this waterer together, sandwiching heat tape between two buckets.  The great part about this design is that the outer bucket acts as a lip that protects the nipples, allowing you to set your waterer on the ground as you fill it.  Our kit provides step by step instructions for replicating their success using around $26 of additional parts.

Do you have an even better solution for keeping water flowing in the winter?  Or Perhaps you've designed a waterer that fills with rainwater caught your roof?  Or have you added an entirely different inventive twist to our do it yourself kit?  We have another photo contest coming up, but you can email your entries as early as you like.  Just send up to three photos (less than 3 MB apiece and one per email) along with a written description to info@avianaquamiser.com.  The inventor of this year's most ingenious waterer will win a free 10 pack DIY kit!

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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