My husband and I are in the planning stages of putting in water lines around our farm. We’ve managed with hoses for 5 years now to get water to 40 horses on 30 acres…in our generally mild climate it was not that much trouble…after this last winter, I’m done with that!
Because of the size of the property and no power nearby, we’ve not been able to use tank heaters also so we’re constantly breaking ice when it’s cold, like this past winter, and dealing with frozen hoses also.
Also we are hoping to save money and time on the task of keeping water tubs clean. Right now I pay my help for several hours of work weekly to dump and clean tubs.
We are talking about having to use probably 10-12 different waterers so economics is a big deal…but I think in the long run, what they save in time and paid help and hassles will be worth it.
So…I was wondering if anyone here could recommend good Brands of waterers for the money to put out in pastures. Obviously they need to be tough and durable and really not freeze up in winter.
I’d also like to do the same in my stalls in the barn so any thoughts on inside waterers would be appreciated also. They’d need some insulation but not as much as the outside waterers as our barn stays pretty decent inside when closed up in the winter.