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)
- 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.
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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Brian K from New York
I love this heated waterer, but I gave it 4 out of 5 stars do to how the top locks on. It would be better to have the lid actually go over the edge of the bucket instead of it barely locking on the steel handle edge. It doesn't take much to knock it off. Maybe a loose fit twist and lock design for the top and you would have 5 stars across the board. I love the low wattage use, all others that I could find were around 250 watts. I'm not looking to heat the water to steam, just keep it from freezing and this waterer does it nicely.
Daniel P from Wisconsin
Even though this item has it's shortcomings out of the box I give this item a five star rating for the following reasons:
• This unit is by far the best heated water option for the low power usage of 50W. This low wattage lets the unit be powered by my moderate scale solar panel powered battery bank that powers my coop. In fact, it's the only one I've found that I can run with my system.
• As some have said, this is the $40 heated bucket that you can find at most farm and fleet stores. The local farm store here carries the same one. And yes, you can add your own horizontal nipples to any bucket. What this package gives you that you can't find is the cone shaped dome lid that keeps birds off the top. The plastic lid is durable and well worth the value.
• The lid really doesn't fit on very nicely with the bucket's handle installed, so I took the handle off, but kept the rings that attach the handle to the bucket. When you bend these wires out a little bit, they hold the lid on a little more snugly.
• This is a heated waterer with a power cord. You're not going to be hauling it around like a normal bucket. You don't need the handle.
Premier1 has done what the market really needed. They found a way to heat a nipple drinker and bring it to market. I have no doubt Premier1 will continue to refine and improve this item.
Michael Z from Idaho
I've only had it a few weeks, but it's worked fine so far. Seems a little pricey for a plastic unit, but it is well made and has worked so far.
Ann S from Kansas
I've had this waterer about 2 weeks. It arrived during a cold snap so I put it to use right away. It has been great to no longer deal with frozen water. I also love the fact that the water stays clean. I showed a few of the chickens how it worked and by the 2nd day they all seemed to have caught on. The negative is not being able to carry it by the handle when the lid is on, but since I carry the water to it anyway, that's not a big deal. It's a good size for 14 hens.
Ken K from Virginia
Maybe someone can help me out. The water is not freezing so that's good, but the nipples keep freezing stuck so they can't drink the water inside.