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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Ann R from New York
I LOVE these heated waterers. I've now used them at -10 degrees(sheltered inside a barn) and they work well. The "nipples" have not frozen and they are recessed in a way that my ducks and geese do not damage them. I wondered if the loose lid would be knocked off by someone, but so far not. I was very happy also with how quickly they were delivered. 5********************!!
Cheryl M from Vermont
The chickens figured it out quickly; I set them on a milk crate for the right height. It was so nice not to be running out and replacing frozen solid waterers in the below zero days. It was worth the price.
Chris K from Minnesota
Works great in our unheated chicken coop. We have seen nights down to -20 lately and water doesn’t freeze. Birds took to it within a day and lasts for nearly 5 days with my 10 hens. Only wish there was a solar option as it does use electricity.
Barbara C from Alabama
I love he waterer and so do my Amberlinks. They had never seen nipples so I dipped a few beaks as with baby chicks. They got it. So much easier for me to fill than my old one
Melisa M from Montana
Nicely made, and does keep the water from freezing. However the lid just sets on top, which lasted two seconds with my curious turkey. The whole unit is very unstable when placed on top of basically anything (even cement blocks), so it is difficult to get the nipples to the right height without it being toppled over. I secured it to the wall in a corner of the coop, which rendered one of the nipples unreachable, and also made it difficult to fill. The nipples are too small for my larger ducks to use, but the chickens and turkey were able to figure it out quickly.