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.
Warning: Risk of electrical shock—Connect only to a branch circuit protected by a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI). Contact a qualified electrician if you cannot verify that the circuit is protected by a GFCI.
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Janet F from Georgia
I used a metal waterer on top of a heated base before. The waterer has rusted and it did get dirty. This one arrived in perfect condition, seems well made and I have no problem with the lid staying on. I did put a sunflower seed in each little trough under the nipples to get the hens to drink from it, which worked.
Rene R from Quebec, Canada
Nice product, 4 stars out of 5. The lid system should be better designed.
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.