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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Jacquline T from Texas
Chickens love it, works great, keeps the water clean. My girls were raise on the cup/nipple water system so no issues there. The only flaw is I would like for the lid to secure to the bucket. Some of my girls will fly on top of it and knock it off. Would recommend to anyone but would warn that you will have to secure the lid.
Patti K from Maine
This waterer is easy for me to use. My chickens either refuse to use it, or are too dumb. I have put cracked corn on the spigot, they eat the corn, but don't make the connection to drink. If it drips, they drink the water off the floor. I will take the other water away and see if that works. Otherwise I will return.
Dale H from Pennsylvania
I can echo the positive comments below. We had several days of below average temps 0 to 15 degrees first week I had it and it worked perfect. I took the advise below and removed the handle since I carry water to the coop and this allows it to fit perfect. My birds figured it out on their own how to drink from it.
Kathleen H from Wisconsin
The waterer is well made. However, my chickens simply won't drink from it despite the fact that I have repeatedly taken them to the spigots to train them per the directions. Perhaps I have slower than average chickens, but after a week, I plan to return it.
Ann G from Montana
It is of very good quality, possibly a bit overpriced. MY concern is my chickens knock it off the bucket it rests on, then the floor is wet and they peck the Styrofoam on the inside of the top. Have improvised some but haven't found a clever way to keep it stable. any suggestions?? Maybe my chickens are just too friskie