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Discussion in 'Goats' started by Galloping Goats, Jan 15, 2005.
anyone have any ideas how to keep automatic waterers from freezing?
Wrap them with heat tape?
Now that we have dropped to anywhere between -5 and 11 degrees at night I am having the same problem, up til then though I just keep it as close to the heat light as I can and make sure it has a good layer of straw all around it. I have heard sugar will help it from freezing but the amount that would have to go in would be abit much, I don't think it's all that helpful to hop the animals up on sugar anyway LOL :haha:
I gave mine Karo in their water tonight. because it is so cold. I use buckets mounted on the wall, that plug in. these that I have are about 3 years old, and they really do a great job, at keeping the water, warm. so it isn't freezing.
Brilliant, Karo syrup--hadn't considered that, bet my goat would Never leave the waterer--he has such a sweet tooth-but I bet Karo works really well without the high doses of actual sugar. I just use it on my flapjacks so far