Heated Poultry Waterer
- Capacity: 2.25 gal (9 qt)
- Size: 11"H, 9" dia
- Suited for: adults
- Number of birds: 26
- Waterfowl: yes
- Can it hang: no
- 50-watt heater
- 6 ft protected electrical cord
- Coned lid to prevent birds from sitting on the waterer and soiling the water
- Bucket includes heavy-duty carry handle (not for hanging)
- Built-in thermostat turns 50-watt heating element on at 40°F and off at 60°F
How to Use
Set the waterer so the nipples are just above head height—the birds should stretch up slightly to drink.
Handle is used to carry the bucket (unplugged) to and from a hydrant for filling. Some may find the bucket handle fits too loosely underneath the lid. For a better fit, gently squeeze the top of the bucket inward while attaching the lid. The lid will snap into place over the handle.
Chickens will take to the nipple drinkers more readily when there is no other water source available. We recommend removing your current waterer and placing the new waterer in the same location. Then, bring a bird’s beak directly to the nipple drinker and flick/activate the nipple to demonstrate the new water source.
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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Kim F from Maine
I purchased this waterer when it just came out and had no reviews yet. I was a bit hesitant, but was having so much trouble keeping my chickens with clean water over the winter months that I had to give it a try. I'm so glad I did, and wonder why it took so long for someone to come out with a heated nipple waterer. My girls have clean water every day and it's so easy to fill - I keep a jug nearby, fill it from a spigot and top off their water. The only problem I had was getting them adjusted to it from a bottom nipple waterer. For some reason they couldn't figure out that the water came out of the side. I took sunflower seeds and put them in the drip catch under the nipples and they finally started to use them. Great product, my chicken caretaking tasks are much easier now.
Eric S from Wisconsin
Very fast delivery...one day. Not sure if that happens all the time but it sure happened this time!
The waterer works fine but....the main picture/advertisement shows a white stand under the waterer. Mine came without and after looking over the description I see that the stand is an accessory. My mistake. So for those making this purchase, be advised the stand isn't part of the item.
I'll be ordering two more of these after the holidays. Another for me and one for a friend who's getting older and this waterer is MUCH simplier to use that the ones we have to flip over, fill, flip again then carry to the coop. And it needs less cleaning, I pour a little water over the nipples to rinse them of dust.
Elizabeth E from Maryland
I have 6 (8 month old) IRA's and I have both type of waterers for them. The dish kind inside the porch area of the coop and the nipple kind outside the coop. I wanted to see how easy it was to teach the hens how to drink form the nipple waterer. To my surprise as I tapped the nipples to release water they are were so curious and actually went up to the waterer and as soon as the water dripped they saturated pecking. Sometimes I will sit and watch and they all go up to it and drink. Now that winter is here I bought the heated bucket and I am happy because now my baby girls will have water as soon as they get up. We put chicken curtains up on the porch area to keep the wind out. We don't have to close the small door into the coop now, so all food and water is on the porch. We have a closed in coop and a porch area that is screened in to keep all varmints out and my girls safe.
Carrie N from Colorado
I read a lot of reviews that said people couldn't get their chickens to use this waterer. I have 7 laying hens and had no problem at all transitioning them. The water never freezes, which is exactly why I purchased this and I didn't have any issues with my hens learning to use it. I simply removed all other water sources and stuck each of their beaks in the nipples until water came out. They all use it and we are very happy!
Spencer F from Idaho
It might worked for some but after 4 days of "training" my hens, I quite and went back to simpler way. I really wish it could have worked. The first just could not seem to get enough water.