Drip-Free, Freeze-Free Nipple Waterer, 2 Gal (up to 20 chickens)

2 gallon freeze-free, drip-free nipple waterer
Center Style Bucket
Corner Style Bucket
Nipple Waterer and Feeder
Horizontal Nipple
In Stock
List Price:  $34.95
Your Price:  $29.95
Add-Ons:   Bucket Style:   Heater:   Summer Watering Cups:   
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Perfect Bucket Heaters - Temporarily out of stock - We hate to blame the Covid but it has had an impact on shipping.  Hang tight, we expect the heater deicers to arrive December 3rd

This two gallon nipple waterer is our favorite type of waterer, bar none. Bucket waterers with horizontal nipples resolve all the most common waterer problems, resulting in drip-free, mess-free, freeze-free watering solution. Plus, the included No-Roost Cone is essential for keeping your favorite knuckleheads from roosting (pooping) all over the water.

get our thermostatic bucket heater at $4 off when you buy this waterer! Just select it from the "Heater" pull-down menu, above.
Need to hang your feeder? We now carry the convenient hang strap!

See below for more details!

Product Features:

Best design for cold weather
The unique, horizontal nipple design won't drip. Say goodbye to icy mounds under your water in winter! The bucket is American-made, food-safe, and UV-resistant, and its lid is designed to fit a hose, and to accommodate a bucket waterer de-icer (which you can add on to your purchase in the pull-down menu, above, for a big savings, or purchase later) to eliminate the need to lug waterers in and out of the house all winter long. Due to the unique nipple design that doesn't "hold" water, even in temps well below freezing, your chickens will be sittin' pretty.

For flocks of up to 20
This two-gallon waterer contains four nipples, and each nipple accommodates up to five hens, so we recommend this waterer for flocks of up to twenty chickens. (The more hens you have, the more frequently you'll have to fill the waterer.) If that's not big enough for you, we offer the larger 5 gallon, six nipple drinker--or you can purchase the nipples separately and attach them to your own system!

Two styles to choose from
The "Center" style has one nipple on each side of the bucket. Choose this option if you plan to have your waterer in the middle of your coop or run, where birds can access all four sides.

The "Corner" style bucket has two nipples each, on just two sides of the bucket (4 holes on 2 sides).

Whichever style you choose, both come with a bag of instructions, 5 red nipples (an extra for "just in case"), an installation helper and a white caplug, plus a  red lid with a hole for the white caplug.

Summer Watering Cups option
(Currently out of stock.) In the summer, your flock could appreciate you swapping the horizontal nipples for our auto-filling cups. They fit the pre-existing holes exactly; just unscrew the nipples and replace them with the cups. The auto-filling cups mean your flock doesn't have to work for water. They'll also love being able to dip their wattles water to cool down! Finally, these cups are a wonderful choice for waterfowl of all types.

Nipple waterers have long been favored for the ease of cleaning: there's no tray for dirty beaks to soak in! Dirtied water doesn't get pulled back into the container, so you'll only need to clean your waterer it every few weeks or so. Due to the UV-resistant bucket, algae growth will be minimal to non-existent, depending on where you place the waterer. (In other words, put it inside the coop, and you'll have to clean it less!).  The buckets are BPA-free.

Training your flock
To get chickens started using the nipples, we suggest tapping on each nipple to show your flock the water that comes out. They will then peck at the stainless steel pin, which will release more water.  If chickens have a difficult time figuring it out, you might try putting some sweet jelly onto the nipples. It is very important to take all other water sources out during this time.

Some assembly is required.
The buckets come with holes pre-drilled, so all you do is screw in the nipples. The manufacturer recommends screwing the nipples in only about 80% of the way, as the flange does not need to be secured fully flush with the bucket.

Bucket Dimensions:  9 x 9 x 9"
Height with the cone: 13.5"
(No-Roost Cones may be white or red)