Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Just a quick blurb before heading out the door to work this morning -
We bought a gift for the hens (and ourselves) this Christmas, and it's just fabulous!  A heated water bowl!
The girls have been drinking from a short sided rubber feed pan which I've emptied and refilled daily.  The water would freeze, and it could be broken out easily because of the rubber composition.  But this year, we ran an extension cord and hubbs came home with this bowl purchased from Tractor Supply Co., for only $19.00!  It keeps the water at a drinkable temperature for the girls, and its oh-so-easy for me to refill - AND an easy clean, too, high sides to hold plenty without spilling.  I put it on top of a concrete block so it's higher and they're not tempted to roost on the edges of it -to stay cleaner longer.

 If you are still emptying frozen water containers for your poultry, consider buying one of these bowls.  You'll love it, and so will your hens!
  the ChickenWrangler

10 comments:

Marydon said...

G'morn CW ~ What a neat idea ... don't you wish you had thought of such a clever gizmo!

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Have a beautiful New Year ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

Well, what a splendid idea...Betcha our hens would appreciate that, too....

Cindy said...

My daughter started using that two years ago up in Oklahoma.It was great.

I have missed you!

Happy New Year..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Angela said...

Cool! I didn't know they had things like that. Your girls sure are lucky to have you taking care of them!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

kim said...

We need to buy some of those. Great idea thank you.Happy New Year!!!

Verde Farm said...

I need several of these. We have a heated bucket for the donkeys and sheep but this--this is what we need to really help all the frozen water woes of our chickens. Thanks for the tip--good price too.

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Terrific idea Monica! This will be your best friend as winter progresses I bet! Hope all is well, and the New Year is a dandy for ya' both!

Mildred said...

Anything to make life easier - I love these! Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Ok, that is just to cool! What will they think of next?

Chatty Crone said...

How cool is that Monica. Bob is so sweet. sandie