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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Lisa M from Indiana
First time purchasing from Premier 1 (easy transaction and no issues.) I got it and my chickens love it. I love that the electrical cord is detachable as we certainly don’t need it now in this heat. But it is nice to know I can use that feature when the weather turns cold. This is easy to clean. Easy for me to move. And because of the heat we are experiencing it is easy to put ice in and because it is insulated it helps keep the water cooler.
As for ice, each night I fill up three old 9" round metal cake pans and freeze them. Next day the ice easily slips out of the metal pans (I do NOT coat the pans with anything) and the 9" round ice cube fits perfectly inside the base. I simply set the waterer up on a cinder block and chickens have access to cool fresh water all day. And they love it. I will be buying another one in the future.
Misti O from Missouri
I love the durability first & foremost. It is definitely not made out of cheap, thin material. My chickens already drank out of nipples so that wasn't an issue. The removable power cord for the heating portion is a great design so you can actually use this drinker all year, not just for cold weather usage. Definitely worth the money in my opinion so far. Hopefully my opinion doesn't change when the heater gets used. Huge THANK YOU to The Chicken Chick for recommending this product. If you're not preparing for cold weather yet then you really should start before shelves are empty. Cold weather will be here before we know it!
Deborah D from Massachusetts
I love it, clean water, easy-fill, can add block of ice... all good features. I do still have the bowl out because of the extreme heat we have had, not sure the hens are used to it yet. Little pricy, different colors would be good. Hope the heater works as well with NE cold winters. My run is not enclosed—it's open to the elements.
Adam G from Colorado
Good quality and handy. Thanks Premier 1!
Sara W from New York
I’m so glad I purchased this waterer! I haven’t had the change to try the heating aspect yet (it’s still August) but I love how clean it stays and how much less water is wasted! It was super easy to train the chickens to it. We removed all other water sources and dabbed peanut butter on the water nipples. They were all drinking from it within a few hours!