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Q: What is a waterer?


A waterer is simply the vessel or system you use to provide water for your birds. Waterers may be basic and made from plastic or metal.

siple plastic chicen waterer

They may be artisan-made, beautiful ceramic vessels.

artisan ceramic chicken waterer

It can also be a system designed to provide water from nipples on demand---or to keep the water heated enough so it doesn't freeze in very cold weather.

heated waterer

For that matter, a waterer could be a large bowl or dish---but we don't recommend that, really. In general, you want a chicken's waterer to be difficult to topple over, and designed to keep scratched up bedding out of the water so it stays fresh, clean and healthy for your flock.