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
Available Fall 2018!
- 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)
- Dimensions: 11"H, 12"L, 13"W
- Suited for: Up to 35 adult birds
- 100-watt heater
- Detachable 16 ft. grounded electrical cord
How to Use
The detachable cord can be stowed separately during warmer months.
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.
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Tim D from Iowa
The heated waterers I have used in the past were complete nuisances — a nightmare to refill, especially when the weather was bitter, and finicky about balance lest all the new water simply overflow. Though this model looked to solve both problems, I was hesitant, having seen a comment about flimsiness. I’ve also had it with flimsy supplies. I subsequently saw one at a recent farm show where I could actually touch and examine one and was greatly impressed. This is not my definition of “flimsy”. In fact, it is tougher than the ones I’ve been wrestling with. It is, as promised, breathtakingly easy to refill, keeps the water from freezing, can tolerate less-than-level conditions, and to my delight the chickens instinctively knew how to use it. I couldn’t be happier with it.
Ann R from New York
I LOVE these heated waterers. I've now used them at -10 degrees(sheltered inside a barn) and they work well. The "nipples" have not frozen and they are recessed in a way that my ducks and geese do not damage them. I wondered if the loose lid would be knocked off by someone, but so far not. I was very happy also with how quickly they were delivered. 5********************!!
Cheryl M from Vermont
The chickens figured it out quickly; I set them on a milk crate for the right height. It was so nice not to be running out and replacing frozen solid waterers in the below zero days. It was worth the price.
Chris K from Minnesota
Works great in our unheated chicken coop. We have seen nights down to -20 lately and water doesn’t freeze. Birds took to it within a day and lasts for nearly 5 days with my 10 hens. Only wish there was a solar option as it does use electricity.
Barbara C from Alabama
I love he waterer and so do my Amberlinks. They had never seen nipples so I dipped a few beaks as with baby chicks. They got it. So much easier for me to fill than my old one