Heated Poultry Waterer
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
- (3) replacement nipples included. Additional drip-catch nipples can be purchased separately.
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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Steven A from Vermont
I purchased this waterer less than a year ago and today when I went out to the barn to refill it I found the water inside had completely frozen. I unplugged the unit and brought it inside to thaw out and cleaned it. I tested it in another outlet inside the house and still no heat. I liked the waterer before it stopped working and see that they offer a one (1) year warranty on this product so I have reached out and will see how they handle this.
Jan J from Maine
It works wonderful!
Kevin R from Virginia
Working great for the chickens - they learned right away!
Donna A from New Hampshire
After a very slow start, this appears to be working great! The chickens did not figure it out until I put a little cat food can of water under the nipple on top of a block. They eventually found that pecking at the nipple after the can went dry, they got water. It SOLVED my problem of the chickens sitting on top of their waterer and pooping into the water canal. Currently we are filling it half full and changing the water weekly. No freezing issues to date. The cord-plug-plug cover setup is excellent. It cannot be pulled out of the base because it has a screw-on cap.
Donna C from Minnesota
The top fill waterer is great. So easy to fill.