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
- Supplied with 6 horizontal nipples. Replacement nipples sold under accessories tab above
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.
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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Randi H from Massachusetts
Chickens took right to it and I love it! Would like a bigger one!
Shannon D from Missouri
I bought 2 of these heated buckets due to our unusually frigid temps, my birds had already been conditioned to use nipple waters. I am happy to say my birds are much happier and more hydrated than my old way of breaking ice out of tubs and refilling 2x day, also much easier on myself. Highly recommend.
Daniel P from Wisconsin
I purchased one of the very first versions of the original “blue bucket” heated poultry wateres and can say that this one is a HUGE improvement. The original was a good idea, but the execution was lacking. The ability to hang the waterer is the greatest advantage, and the six lug bayonet connection is very tough. The removable cable is also fantastic and makes refilling easy. The only downside I can think of is there are only three nipples. This is the best heated waterer on the market that I’ve found. The farm store copy-cats that are coming out do not compare.
Kim M from Iowa
I have tried many waterers and this is the first time I can say -I love this waterer- so far- no leaks, clean water and easy to open. It is supposed to be brutally cold this weekend and that will be the real test. I think it will pass with flying colors. I am looking forward to using it in the summer. Since it is insulated I think I can put ice cubes in it to keep the water cooler also.
Arnie S from Minnesota
Kept water from freezing inside a cold chicken coop in -35. Nipples iced up some, but c'mon it was -35. Waterer is built to last, is high quality, and is worth a little higher price than other cheaper heated waters. My kids do the chores and it is easy for them to fill the water and even swap out a nipple. (disclaimer, nipple was damaged from my son chopping out the ice from the inside because someone unplugged the power source). Including 2 additional replacement nipples is a great idea.