So when we tripled the size of our flock, the one water container was not sufficient to last the day and it would take several hours for the frozen one to thaw. I was going to just buy more plastic waterers but my husband found a great solution! We are lucky that we have electricity to our coop. This is a heated metal base that you can put under your water container and it is like a little electric plate warmer. You cannot use this on a water container with a plastic base but metal water containers are also available.
With this set up, I am confident that there is a constant, clean water supply to set my chickens up to produce the best possible eggs they can. I absolutely love having the freshest products available right in my own backyard. The satisfaction I get from providing my family - and our friends- with eggs that are from happy hens brings me great joy.
Did you know that, according to Mother Earth News, that eggs from pasture raised hens are more nutritious than eggs from hens kept in cages on factory-farms? In 2003, researchers from Penn State reported that eggs like the ones I raise are three times higher in Omega-3s, have twice as much vitamin E and 40% more vitamin A.
Good nutrition...great taste plus all the fun that comes from watching these curious creatures enjoy their free-range life....yep, I'll be keeping chickens as long as I possibly can. Thanks for reading today.