Heated Poultry Waterer
- Capacity: 2.25 gal (9 qt)
- Size: 11"H, 9" dia
- Suited for: adults
- Number of birds: 26
- Waterfowl: yes
- Can it hang: no
- 50-watt heater
- 6 ft protected electrical cord
- Coned lid to prevent birds from sitting on the waterer and soiling the water
- Bucket includes heavy-duty carry handle (not for hanging)
- Built-in thermostat turns 50-watt heating element on at 40°F and off at 60°F
How to Use
Set the waterer so the nipples are just above head height—the birds should stretch up slightly to drink.
Handle is used to carry the bucket (unplugged) to and from a hydrant for filling. Some may find the bucket handle fits too loosely underneath the lid. For a better fit, gently squeeze the top of the bucket inward while attaching the lid. The lid will snap into place over the handle.
Chickens will take to the nipple drinkers more readily when there is no other water source available. We recommend removing your current waterer and placing the new waterer in the same location. Then, bring a bird’s beak directly to the nipple drinker and flick/activate the nipple to demonstrate the new water source.
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Shelley B from Wisconsin
I have only had this waterer for a week. I like the design. Easy to fill. My chickens have not figured out how to use it though. I have taken 4 to it and placed their beak on the nipple, to show them how to get water, but I have not seen any of them use it on their own. Once they use it, and depending on how well it thaws the water in the winter, I will give it 5 stars.
Cheryl K from Colorado
Carol L from Midwest
It is not cold enough, yet, to properly test this heated water container but I am a strong believer in being prepared. It looks as if it should suit my needs. The bottom is designed to be held on with screws but the screws were mis-drilled and completely missed the second part. This caused the bottom to easily come off. This was no real problem, as I used it as an excuse to take it apart and check all the working inside parts before re-drilling and setting the bottom base back on properly. The heating portions look as if they are sufficiently designed and constructed to do the job. The nipples are oddly shaped for a typical threaded application but, these too, can be easily modified if so desired in the future. This appears to be an adequate product that should allow me to build the water system I wish for my chickens this coming frigid winter.
Richard B from Wyoming
What a difference! I was using a bucket before. Had to constantly change the water and clean it as the chickens were always making a mess of it. Now I just have to add fresh water about every other day. The chickens took to the nipples right a way. No issues there. It is warm so I'll have to wait until winter again to see how the heater works.
Jennifer P from Wisconsin
I rarely write reviews, but I have to for this one. Changed my chicken care routine dramatically. No more cleaning out gross chicken waterers all winter! Just fill it up, put the top on, place it on a stand/bucket, and plug it in. Chickens caught on how to use it within a day. Easy, easy. Spend the $ and buy this one. Well made.