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Latest DIY heated chicken waterer experiment update

update on how well the new chicken waterer heater is working

Our latest attempt to keep an automatic chicken waterer from freezing is working.

The heat tape feels like a more elegant solution compared to shining a heat lamp at the nipple area or using a stock tank heater like the Ice and Easy.

It got a pretty good test last week when the temperature got down to 27 degrees, and I'm sure it will get a chance to prove itself in colder conditions before long.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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