Heated Poultry Waterer
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
- (3) replacement nipples included. Additional drip-catch nipples can be purchased separately.
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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Jo A from Pennsylvania
I had been using a cookie tin with a light bulb for heat and a regular plastic waterer. It worked well but I had to take it in each night and put it out first thing in the morning as it holds enough water for one day and I didn't trust it overnight in really cold temps. This waterer holds 3-4 days water (8 chickens) and I trust leaving it out overnight even when temps were in single digits. My chickens were trained on nipple drinkers as babies so I had no problems with them using this waterer. It is in the run so the coop stays dry but the run is surrounded with plastic so wind is not a factor. I'm very happy with it.
Amy R from Ohio
Love, love, love these waterers. Purchased 3 of them for my new coop. My Silkies and Eater Eggers took to the nipples with very little work. My old girls took a bit more coaxing. Love that they open on the top for filling. Keeps water clean and kept water from freezing when temps got down in the teens. Happy chicken farmer!
Arthur M from Vermont
The waterer has worked well so far (42 days) a few nights 0 deg F. I set it on a 3.5 gal bucket and just set the cover on top. Lift the cover every day and check water level - add a gallon as needed (I have 8 chickens). Much better than my homemade heated base with plastic waterer (had to clean and fill every day). I ordered 2 (one for me and one for a friend) to get free shipping. It makes taking care of the chickens easy - a real time saver. Very happy with my purchase.
Ashley P from Grand Forks, North Dakota
I am SO grateful to have purchased the heated poultry waterer and so are my chickens! We were using a heated plate to attempt to keep the water in the chicken coop from freezing but I was still lugging out 5 gallon buckets of boiling water every morning to refill their water.
Sense getting this heated and all enclosed waterer I can water my chickens every other day and the waterer stays clean on the inside. I put mine on the bucket recommended and followed the recommended instructions to teach my hens to use the new nipples. It took a few days but they have all figured out how to use it. We get in the -30/40's and this is rated to a -20.
The only slightly frustrating thing I found is that if water gets on the lid it freezes and makes it a little hard unscrewing but now I know that so I take a strong hold of the blue bottom and am able to get it undone. Overall highly recommend this waterer if you want to keep you chickens waters defrosted and clean.
Thanks Premier 1 for another great product!
Margeuerite D from Michigan
This was a present. My neighbor installed it 3 days ago and her chickens think it is fantastic. No more frozen water and it's warm water. My neighbor likes it so much I am going to get one for my Ladies. We have had temps in the single digits so this will help keep the girl happy. Thanks!