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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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.