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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Tracy B from Illinois
This is my second heated poultry waterer. I have multiple coop/runs and couldn’t go through the winter without this in my other run. It is truly worth the money. And I love the detachable cord! I use this all year round.
Ron S from Pennsylvania
Have seen chickens drinking from it but, the water level has not actually went down much over several days. Guess time will tell. Is a very well made product though.
Sara S from Pennsylvania
I upgraded from my metal plate warmer to this heated waterer. It is super easy to use and worth the money. I can not wait to see how it does this winter.
Ronald E from Missouri
I had bought one earlier in the year. We had some pretty cold nights down in the low teens. The waterer worked great so I bought another one. I have used other heated waterers and those didn't work out too good. Frozen water the next morning.
These have worked great so far. Would highly recommend. A little pricey but seems to be worth it.
Julie A from Minnesota
I was tired of my chickers (yes, I said chickers), pooping in, and dirtying up their water, in the tray-style heated waterer. Got this one fast, and at a good price. Had an electrical problem w/ the first one, Premier sent a free replacement immediately-WOW! Thanks!
Birds seemed to take to it quickly. I have one (old) duck that I’ve “shown” how to use the nipple part, and I’ve seen her get some herself. I hope she’s getting enough, not sure. I do bring her a little bucket of water to dip her bill in, but she dirties it immediately. Hey, a bill-dip station in the heated waterer would be fabulous!
Love the product so far: heavy duty, easy to fill (a little food oil on the rim helped the lid slide more easily), hasn’t froze, plentiful, clean water. Thanks!