Heated Poultry Waterer
New design! 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
- Supplied with 6 horizontal nipples. Replacement nipples sold under accessories tab above
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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Tara M from New Hampshire
Bought this to sit on a bucket in our coop. I liked that it’s heated since NH winters are cold. Chicks learned how to drink from it in minutes. It’s made well and the top links in with the bottom.
Bonnie M from Massachusetts
I haven’t had to use it with the cold temperatures yet, but so far I am thrilled with this product. It keeps the water clean and fresh. My hens adapted very quickly to it. A little pricey but I think it’s definitely worth the extra.
Donald L from New York
2 stars only because the chickens were not raised with nipple feeding, they have no idea how to get water from the nipples. I have tried bringing them to it and even holding their beak and putting water on them but no luck.
Stephanie M from Iowa
I already own and love the previous version of this heated waterer, but the upgrades are sooo much better, especially the hanging feature & detachable cord. The only suggestion I would make would be a way to check the water level without removing the lid. Worked great to -9°F, and I’m certain will go much lower.
Kim M from Iowa
I LOVE this waterer—it does not leak, water stays clean, does not freeze and it holds 3 gallons of water. LOVE!