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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Tim D from Iowa
The heated waterers I have used in the past were complete nuisances — a nightmare to refill, especially when the weather was bitter, and finicky about balance lest all the new water simply overflow. Though this model looked to solve both problems, I was hesitant, having seen a comment about flimsiness. I’ve also had it with flimsy supplies. I subsequently saw one at a recent farm show where I could actually touch and examine one and was greatly impressed. This is not my definition of “flimsy”. In fact, it is tougher than the ones I’ve been wrestling with. It is, as promised, breathtakingly easy to refill, keeps the water from freezing, can tolerate less-than-level conditions, and to my delight the chickens instinctively knew how to use it. I couldn’t be happier with it.
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