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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Carrie S from Indiana
Water inside the bucket has stayed thawed nicely and the extra long cord is great to get it run to an outlet directly. The biggest drawback is the lid freezes shut if there’s any water splashed around the rim.
Stacie R from Wisconsin
Very pleased with this waterer! My chickens figured it out almost immediately. I LOVE that their water stays clean now! I’ve been leaving it plugged in 24/7 out in the run. It hasn’t frozen up in the -20 degree temps we’ve been having. I also love that the cord is detachable for summer use. It seems to be well insulated, so when the hot, humid weather finally returns, I’m hoping that ice water will stay cold. One draw back is that I have a hard time getting the cover off to refill. I’m not sure if it’s just me (after 3 neck surgeries, my strength isn’t what it used to be) or if it’s frozen on. Regardless, I love this waterer, and plan to buy a second one eventually.
Jonathan P from Michigan
Very pleased after several weeks of use. I had previously made my own version of this using these exact nipples and a standard heated bucket I had purchased separately. The biggest issue with my DIY version was a lid, what I fashioned did OK but dirt/etc got in more regularly than I'd like. The lid on this version is great... the water stays very clean (and in liquid form). As others have mentioned it is a bit tight, but a very minor issue compared to how well it does everything else. Since my chickens were already used to the nipples, no problems adding this to the coop at all.
Christina C from New York
This is a great bucket overall. I has been great at keeping the nipples from freezing. Only negative from my perspective is if the top is twisted shut in very cold temps any water around the top makes it freeze and makes it difficult to untwist to fill. We just set the top on when really cold without twisting shut and that seems to be working. Overall a great waterer!
Doug J from Nebraska
After looking for a better heated poultry waterer, I found this Premier one. At first I balked at spending the extra money for my 10 chickens, but when my other waterer shorted out because of a broken cord, I decided to get it. Couldn’t be happier about purchasing this waterer. It is a high quality product all the way around. From the 16’ cord to the drip free nipples. It is also so easy to fill from the top. I do recommend this waterer.