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.
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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
Suzanne E from Nebraska
After removing all water sources, I was able to get the flock to use the heated waterer. It is not their favorite based on ease of use but they do use it. I have it in the coop. Works like a charm. We fashioned a hanging handle on it so that it would not take up space in the coop. Future models of this ought to have a handle on the outside for hanging rather than inside the lid.