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Light Bulb Heats Chicken Waterer
Jack Middleton wanted a cheap way to keep the 2-gal. metal waterer inside his chicken house from freezing. The Gaylord, Mich., man found that a simple light bulb can do the job.
  "It works great and cost less than $5 to set up," he says.
  Middleton drilled a 3/4-in. dia. hole in the side of a cement block, allowing him to run an electric cord to a 60-watt bulb inside the block. The metal waterer sets on top.
  "Sometimes I use a 100-watt bulb if it gets really cold, like around zero F. I used underground rated cable to run under the manure pack on the floor," says Middleton.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Jack Middleton, 5081 East Martin Lake Drive, Gaylord, Mich. 49735 (ph 231 546-3554).

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2007 - Volume #31, Issue #6