Keeping Hens In Water Over Winter

The Big Chill: How To Keep Your Hens Hydrated Over Winter [Podcast]

Winter is well on its way…which means keeping your hens flush with water will get a little bit harder.

 

You can always use an electric water heater….but I know most of you don’t have electricity out to your coop.

 

In this podcast, we cover how to provide water when the mercury dips, as well as key items you should have on hand to keep your flock’s water from freezing.

 

You’ll learn:

 

  • My favorite hacks to keep water from freezing (and which work and which don’t)
  • The best type of hose to use
  • Why hot water is critical to keeping your flock hydrated
  • The experiment I’ll be running this winter
  • What the cisterns in Istanbul have to do with your backyard chickens

 

 

Links we discuss:

Manna Pro Poultry

Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock

How to make your own automatic waterer

How to keep your flock’s water from freezing article

 

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I’d like to hear from you!

What are your favorite tips to keep your hens hydrated over winter? Leave a comment below!

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The Big Chill: How To Keep Your Hens Hydrated Over Winter [Podcast]
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Winter is well on its way, and keeping your hens flush with water will get harder. In this episode, I reveal how to keep your hens hydrated this winter.
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Maat van Uitert is a backyard chicken and sustainable living expert. She is also the author of "Chickens: Naturally Raising A Sustainable Flock," and the creator of the online courses Feeding Your Hens Right, Healthy Coop Boot Camp, and The Homestead Advantage. Maat has been featured on NBC, CBS, AOL Finance, the Huffington Post, Chickens magazine, Backyard Poultry, and Countryside. So am I. Welcome to FrugalChicken. Whether you’re a seasoned homesteader, an urban farmer, or an apartment-dweller, I’m here to answer your questions, share my life with you, and learn from your experiences.

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