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Chick­ens need con­stant ac­cess to wa­ter dur­ing their wak­ing hours, but on some days the tem­per­a­ture may not get above freez­ing, and any wa­ter put out will quickly freeze over. Keep­ing the drinkers free of frost dur­ing the day can sim­ply be a case of pe­ri­od­i­cally break­ing any ice that has formed, but if this is not pos­si­ble then en­sure the drinker is in a shel­tered spot out of the wind. Al­ter­na­tively, po­si­tion the drinker on a heat source run­ning at a very low set­ting, just to take the edge off. Plac­ing a drinker on an up­turned flower pot that has a tea light or can­dle in­side it can stop the wa­ter from freez­ing, but be aware of any po­ten­tial fire risk, and don’t put the drinker in or near the coop.

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