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
Available Fall 2018!
- 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)
- Dimensions: 11"H, 12"L, 13"W
- 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.
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.
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Janet F from Georgia
I used a metal waterer on top of a heated base before. The waterer has rusted and it did get dirty. This one arrived in perfect condition, seems well made and I have no problem with the lid staying on. I did put a sunflower seed in each little trough under the nipples to get the hens to drink from it, which worked.
Rene R from Quebec, Canada
Nice product, 4 stars out of 5. The lid system should be better designed.
Shelley B from Wisconsin
I have only had this waterer for a week. I like the design. Easy to fill. My chickens have not figured out how to use it though. I have taken 4 to it and placed their beak on the nipple, to show them how to get water, but I have not seen any of them use it on their own. Once they use it, and depending on how well it thaws the water in the winter, I will give it 5 stars.
Cheryl K from Colorado
Carol L from Midwest
It is not cold enough, yet, to properly test this heated water container but I am a strong believer in being prepared. It looks as if it should suit my needs. The bottom is designed to be held on with screws but the screws were mis-drilled and completely missed the second part. This caused the bottom to easily come off. This was no real problem, as I used it as an excuse to take it apart and check all the working inside parts before re-drilling and setting the bottom base back on properly. The heating portions look as if they are sufficiently designed and constructed to do the job. The nipples are oddly shaped for a typical threaded application but, these too, can be easily modified if so desired in the future. This appears to be an adequate product that should allow me to build the water system I wish for my chickens this coming frigid winter.