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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Richard B from Wyoming
What a difference! I was using a bucket before. Had to constantly change the water and clean it as the chickens were always making a mess of it. Now I just have to add fresh water about every other day. The chickens took to the nipples right a way. No issues there. It is warm so I'll have to wait until winter again to see how the heater works.
Jennifer P from Wisconsin
I rarely write reviews, but I have to for this one. Changed my chicken care routine dramatically. No more cleaning out gross chicken waterers all winter! Just fill it up, put the top on, place it on a stand/bucket, and plug it in. Chickens caught on how to use it within a day. Easy, easy. Spend the $ and buy this one. Well made.
Tina K from Pennsylvania
After flipping, filling & spilling for the last 5 years, I can't believe how easy it is to water the chickens now! We set this on a cinder block, filled it, plugged it in & it was ready to go. I snatched up a couple of chickens, held their beaks to the spout, and the rest of the chickens caught on. The cord is long and covered with a metal protection coil. The lid is designed to prevent roosting. It holds over 2 gallons of water. I read some reviews about the lid & they almost kept me from purchasing this. There is nothing wrong with the lid! It doesn't look like it will snap on, but it does. Push it down and it will snap over the metal handle. Seriously, nothing is wrong with the lid design & it does stay in place. We plan to use this, unplugged, in the summer also because it is such a good product.
Pat H from Minnesota
So great to have a heated waterer that keeps the water clean! I also like the top as its design discourages the chickens from sitting on top and pooping. I have recommended to my friends who also have chickens. Great product.
Tatyana S from Oregon
Very good waterer! The only thing I would change is the lid because it just sits on top and can easily be knocked down. So I used a bungee cord to prevent it from falling off and it is really no big deal compared to the benefit of having constant supply of fresh water for our chickens.