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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Melisa M from Montana
Nicely made, and does keep the water from freezing. However the lid just sets on top, which lasted two seconds with my curious turkey. The whole unit is very unstable when placed on top of basically anything (even cement blocks), so it is difficult to get the nipples to the right height without it being toppled over. I secured it to the wall in a corner of the coop, which rendered one of the nipples unreachable, and also made it difficult to fill. The nipples are too small for my larger ducks to use, but the chickens and turkey were able to figure it out quickly.
Jacquline T from Texas
Chickens love it, works great, keeps the water clean. My girls were raise on the cup/nipple water system so no issues there. The only flaw is I would like for the lid to secure to the bucket. Some of my girls will fly on top of it and knock it off. Would recommend to anyone but would warn that you will have to secure the lid.
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.