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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Melissa G from Washington
So far these waterers have been great. I really love the long cords it allows me not to have extension cords hooked up.
Steven F from Maine
I purchased this waterer even though I thought it was a bit expensive. I found that this is a well designed appliance for keeping your flocks supplied with drinking water when the temps really drop. We've had subzero temps a couple of times since I got it and it hasn't failed me yet. My birds were already used to nipple waterers so there was no training/transition period needed. This device keeps the drinking water much cleaner than the cheaper heated base gravity waterers and is well worth the price. I highly recommend this waterer.
Kathy D from Vermont
This is probably the best heated waterer I’ve purchased. I love the new twist on lid design and enclosed insulated top. Being able to remove the electric plug when not needed is a great feature too.
Randi H from Massachusetts
Chickens took right to it and I love it! Would like a bigger one!
Shannon D from Missouri
I bought 2 of these heated buckets due to our unusually frigid temps, my birds had already been conditioned to use nipple waters. I am happy to say my birds are much happier and more hydrated than my old way of breaking ice out of tubs and refilling 2x day, also much easier on myself. Highly recommend.