Heated Poultry Waterer
New design! Provides clean water to the flock year-round. Internal heater keeps water flowing in temperatures as low as -20°F.
We’ve listened to your feedback and have introduced several improvements over the previous version:
- Larger capacity (3 gal)
- Secure, interlocking lid
- Heavy-duty handle for carrying and hanging
- Detachable cord for non-winter use
- Lid is secured to the base via unique interlocking tabs
- Conical lid shape to prevent birds from perching and soiling waterer
- Insulated lid traps warmer air inside waterer
- Integrated lid handle can be used for both carrying and hanging
- Electrical cord length has been increased to 16' to allow more flexibility without using extension cords
- Built-in thermostat turns heating element on at 40°F and off at 60°F
- (3) recessed nipples are a drip-catch design.
- Capacity: 3 gal (12 qt)
- Bucket Dimensions: 9"H, 13"Dia
- Overall Height: 14"H
- Suited for: Up to 35 adult birds
- 100-watt heater
- Detachable 16 ft. grounded electrical cord
How to Use
The detachable cord can be stowed separately during warmer months.
The electrical plug cap (used during summer months) fits over a nub on the bottom of the bucket.
Nipples should be placed just above the birds’ heads. The birds should stretch up slightly to drink.
A few tricks for dealing with stubborn birds:
- Remove all other sources of water. Place the new nipple waterer in the old waterer’s location.
- Bring a bird’s beak directly to the nipple waterer and flick the nipple. You may have to activate the nipple with the bird’s beak to demonstrate the new water source. (See video above.)
- Place a sunflower seed in the drip trough. When the bird pecks at the seed, it will discover the new water source.
- Use a red laser pointer to direct chickens to the nipple. Similar to house cats, our chickens will chase and follow the red light. (This was inadvertently discovered by our photo dept and is now our go-to method for getting camera-shy birds to cooperate.)
You don’t have to train every bird in the flock. Just a few will do. Once the first chickens begin drinking, others will follow.
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Michael Z from Idaho
I've only had it a few weeks, but it's worked fine so far. Seems a little pricey for a plastic unit, but it is well made and has worked so far.
Ann S from Kansas
I've had this waterer about 2 weeks. It arrived during a cold snap so I put it to use right away. It has been great to no longer deal with frozen water. I also love the fact that the water stays clean. I showed a few of the chickens how it worked and by the 2nd day they all seemed to have caught on. The negative is not being able to carry it by the handle when the lid is on, but since I carry the water to it anyway, that's not a big deal. It's a good size for 14 hens.
Ken K from Virginia
Maybe someone can help me out. The water is not freezing so that's good, but the nipples keep freezing stuck so they can't drink the water inside.
Vivienne P from Colorado
I love this waterer. It is a snap to fill and stays clean. There is nothing worse than dealing with foul water in the winter. We've had sub zero temperatures and it works like a charm. I only wish it could be hung but the listing is clear that you cannot hang it up by the handle.
Jana S from Kansas
Have been searching for a way to keep CLEAN chicken water available to peeps in the winter. Saw this one accidently and ordered it. I'm in love! Chickens haven't taken to it yet since they are not used to nipples but I keep working with them and know they will figure it out. I love this waterer because it keeps the water clean, unfrozen, holds enough for flock and is easy to tend. My lid fits fine and snaps on when I get it in the right position. I would recommend this to others but if your peeps haven't used nipples before, you might be over stressed. I would buy another and will probably switch other waterers over to nipples.