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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Suzanne E from Nebraska
After removing all water sources, I was able to get the flock to use the heated waterer. It is not their favorite based on ease of use but they do use it. I have it in the coop. Works like a charm. We fashioned a hanging handle on it so that it would not take up space in the coop. Future models of this ought to have a handle on the outside for hanging rather than inside the lid.
Carrie D from Pennsylvania
Hopefully this waterer will work well. Our chickens will be able to get a drink all winter long!!
Aryn M from Michigan
This is a great product. The top does snap on, but I can see where some people can see it being “flimsy” I wish that there was a larger chicken heated waterer offered, with more nipples. I showed my chickens how to do this, the other chickens watched out of curiousness and they caught on very quickly.
Terry H from New York
I like the quality of this product but the design of the top is awkward. There is a carry handle for the lower portion, which is shaped like a bucket. But the top doesn't seem to fit over the handle, so there really isn't a snug fit. I am also having a hard time getting the chickens to take to it, so I'll probably be storing this away until we get a new flock and train them on it from the beginning.
Janet F from Georgia
I used a metal waterer on top of a heated base before. The waterer has rusted and it did get dirty. This one arrived in perfect condition, seems well made and I have no problem with the lid staying on. I did put a sunflower seed in each little trough under the nipples to get the hens to drink from it, which worked.