If you live in a northern climate, one of the most challenging parts of raising poultry is keeping their water from freezing in the winter.
Here in New England, we have weeks on end where we might not get above freezing, and can often dip below 0. Chickens & ducks need fresh, liquid water every day to stay healthy. Ducks especially need water to digest their food properly and to keep their sinuses clear.
If you have electricity in your coop & run this job will get much easier! We don’t have permanent electric lines run to our coop, but it’s close enough to our house that we can run a really long extension cord out there. We had an outdoor outlet installed in the corner of our house closest to the coop just for this purpose.