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
- 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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Garett J from Iowa
Lid doesn't fit chickens nock it off. All it is is a dog bowl with nipples. Can make it yourself. Way too expensive.
Tim J from Minnesota
Finally, a waterer that's worth its cost. Easy to fill,birds have clean water, and it's been proven not to freeze at -10degreeF. I highly recommend this product.
Jim V from South Carolina
We really like Premier1 products and use them daily on our small farm. However, I am not sure how to rate this waterer as it is a good idea, but does not work for our farm. Our six year old TSC heated waterer was damaged during our move to SC. Since the previous waterer was a pain to fill, we thought we would try the more expensive Premier1 waterer. I ordered it in plenty of time for a forecasted cold snap. The USPS encountered "delays" so the waterer did not make it in time. (If you need something on time, please choose UPS shipping). Since receipt, we have not been able to "train as suggested" our 16 hens and rooster to drink from the waterer. The chickens would rather make the trip to our goat paddock to drink from their heated bucket which is now getting soiled.
Tyler E from Ohio
Super easy to use and all you do is plug it in. I used a cinder block that I put the previous waterer on instead of the $6 bucket that you can buy. My hens came right up to the new waterer and I tapped then nipples with my finger until water came out and they instantly took to drinking out of it. Very easy and works great!
Robin P from Arkansas
This waterer is so much better than the metal ones, or ones I have made myself. The thermostat is awesome. I wish it was made in a three or even five gallon size. I have a mixed flock of 40. Great product!