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.
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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Steven S from New Hampshire
So far it's working great. Saves a lot of water and a lot of cleaning/refilling their water bowl. Our flock took to it right away. Construction seems sturdy, and the cord is definitely long enough that an extension cord isn't needed for our set-up.
Our biggest watering problems originally were 1) breaking up ice in the water bowl in winter, and 2) cleaning the bowl out and having to refill because they'd gotten the water dirty. (We used big dog bowls elevated on a platform, set in a round pig feeder so they couldn't tip it over.) This hanging, heated waterer solves both those problems. Water stays both warm and clean.
Stephanie G from Pennsylvania
Love this. Only two things I’d change. One, I’d love a handle on the bucket, itself. You have to put lid on to have a handle to carry the bucket. Two, I prefer the lid to the non-heated bucket... it completely covers the bucket where the heated bucket lid has a partially exposed rim where bird poop can collect.
Susan S from Idaho
Really, really like the changes to this item. Locking lid especially. My girls knocked the lid off the old one and pecked at the styrofoam insulation. Once they learned to do this, I had a hard time keeping the lid on.
The option for hanging is also really nice. My current hens are growing and a hanging option makes getting the right height much easier.
Adam M from North Dakota
Excellent construction and use of materials. Durable and stout. Cord is excellent long length and nice that its removable. Thanks for the extra nipples. Took the chickens almost a week to figure it out and get sufficient water. Works well now that all the chickens have learned.
Lisa G from New Jersey
Very nice waterer. I'm very happy to have a high quality heated waterer that hangs. Lid fits very securely. Hens took to it right away.