How a New Chicken Waterer Changed My Life

How a New Chicken Waterer Changed My Life
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s not often that something as simple as a chicken watering device generates a profound improvement in the life of a person. However, that is precisely what I experienced one Christmas, and three years later I’m still thankful for it. I was needlessly primitive in my entire approach to raising chickens, and a heated three-gallon poultry fountain updated my practices by at least a century or more.    For years, my alarm sounded at 3:30 a.m. so I could get up and feed the chickens before going to work. As I lay awake in our warm bed, the thought of getting up seemed horrendous, but so were mental images of chickens pecking at a solid ice block all day long. At length, I stood up and shuffled to the door. Then I crept down the stairs, disappeared into the kitchen, and set a large pot of water on the stove to boil.    While I waited, I walked to the utility room to put on my chores duds. I tugged an old pair of jeans up over my pajama pants and

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