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    I have 4 Ducks in the back yard and a kiddie pool for them, It's getting so cold that the water in the kiddie pool is solid ice. Any ideas on a safe heating element? Thanks Mike
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    If you have a Tractor Supply nearby (or other big farm store), they stock many different types of heaters designed for livestock water troughs--some for $8, some up to $80 or more. They also stock thermo-controlled outlets, which would allow you to buy the cheapest varieties of heaters. Since the ducks wouldn't die if the thing failed, I would get the absolute cheapest one they have.
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    When we had ducks as a kid, my dad would just break the ice all the time on the kiddie pool. Of course, now that I am older, I made sure to buy a heated dog bowl for my chickens and dog. Oh, and when I had rabbits, $30 for a heated rabbit waterer is worth every penny. Go to a local farm store. Where do you buy duck food?
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    I wouldn't think you could put a heater in a kiddie pool. I would think it would melt the pool. And the heater might burn the ducks. Just a thought. Would a fountain water pump work to keep it from freezing? How cold are you talking about?

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    You could always try a heater for a fish tank. various prices and power and have protective cover.

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    The kiddie pool freezes solid, I can't just break the ice. When it thaws Ill insert the plastic heated bottom of the watering dish and see what that does. Thanks for the ideas
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    What about a water bed heater under it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClayPick View Post
    What about a water bed heater under it?
    That might do. Didn't think of that. Dependes on cost.
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    True. I have a couple that i got at yard sales when the waterbed craze died off.

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