Ponds and creeks freezing

Discussion in 'Feeding and Watering' started by cotopaxi14, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. cotopaxi14

    cotopaxi14 Member

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    The water source for my cows is always frozen. I go out ever morning to break the ice off but then drive by 5 minutes later and it's already frozen again. Any ideas how to keep them from freezing.
     
  2. charloisfarmer

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    Get a water pump or some way to keep water mobbing in that area so it won't get the chance to freeze
     

  3. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    Moving instead of mobbing sorry
     
  4. cotopaxi14

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    Do water pumps run off batteries? Cause I don't have a power source out there.
     
  5. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    I imagine u could find one but idk I've never looked for them
     
  6. cotopaxi14

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    Ok thanks for the information
     
  7. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    No problem can't wait till spring
     
  8. cotopaxi14

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    Yeah it's been a long winter
     
  9. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    Haha been great for us in Saskatchewan but I like the green grass and the chickens free ranging
     
  10. cotopaxi14

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    Well at least it's getting nice somewhere. In Montana it's still full blown winter and is snowing and the temp is 0. I want winter to be over.
     
  11. charloisfarmer

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    That's sucks well good luck did u find a water pump than ran on a battery
     
  12. cotopaxi14

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    No I found one that ran on solar panels but it's expensive and I don't think the solar panels can take the extreme cold and snow
     
  13. charloisfarmer

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    Ya well that sucks I wish there was a windmill that could somehow keep the water moving idk how maybe my next science fair lol
     
  14. cotopaxi14

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    Let me know how that goes lol.
     
  15. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

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    Haha ok ill give it a try
     
  16. cotopaxi14

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    I'm thinking about running an extension cord over a couple miles and just buy a regular water pump.
     
  17. craigav

    craigav New Member

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    Can you bring your cattle closer to the electricity? If so, then perhaps you can source the water the same as for your house (well?) and use a water trough with an electric heater in it.
    ~Craig
     
  18. cotopaxi14

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    I don't think I can. It's to Ricky near my house
     
  19. cotopaxi14

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