30 gallon Chemical drum
Tetra submersible fish tank heater Wal-Mart $15
Thermo Cube 35ºF on 45ºF off Farm Store or online $10-$15
Install the Avian Aqua
Misers in the bottom of the drum and suspend it.
heater will heat the water and the THERMO CUBE will only turn it on
when the temperature gets below 35ºF. The water will only be heated
Place heater in
large hole in drum and pull the cord through the small hole in the drum
with a stiff wire. You may have to trim the plug to get it through the
Cut a slit in the small
cover for the cord, slip plug through the
washer and slide the cord through the slit. Reinstall the large plug
and small plug with the cord through it.
Plug into THERMO CUBE
you are done.
|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
waterer is good down into the teens.
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