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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Lindsay H from Massachusetts
Just not giving all the stars because haven’t had it long enough - and it’s not cold yet to try the warming.
But so far it is great! Easy to open and shut. A good amount of water. We put it in and our hens within minutes figured it out! I thought I’d have to teach them or something. Very excited, thank you!
Rebecca H from Minnesota
So far our chickens and I love this waterer! I taught 2 of our 8 to use it and they all learned quickly. Water stays clean and waterer doesn't need filling often. It has been over a week and still has water available to the girls and guys. I am waiting to see how it heats in the winter, as it can get cold here... 40 below plus wind chill some winters. Farmer's Almanac says it is going to be cold and snowy, so should be a good test for it. I have placed it in the chicken shed, so it is protected from wind.
Stephen D from Kentucky
Best I have ever used.
Eleda T from Maine
I was hesitant to buy this because of the price, but the reviews versus other waterers convinced me to give it a try. I LOVE it! Unlike our previous waterers, that had to be filled from the bottom and then flipped over, resulting in half the water splashing out all over us, this is a super rugged bucket with a fully removable lid, so you fill it easily, turn the lid to secure it, and have a good, rugged handle to carry it with... No mess at all! (When you're filling a waterer in Maine in winter, getting splashed with ice water sucks.)
The chickens had never seen a nipple waterer before, but took to it immediately with no instruction. I love the opaque color — No mold or algae can grow in it, so the water is always fresh and clean. Everything about this waterer feels rugged, safe, and like it will last many years. It is well worth the price, since you won't be replacing cracked or miserable waterers every year or two. Highly recommend!
Tera W from Minnesota
Great product. Once birds were trained to use, it was very convenient for care of chickens. Durable!