These are our favorite waterers, bar none. Bucket waterers with horizontal nipples resolve all the most common
problems, resulting in drip-free, mess-free, freeze-free
watering solution that we are proud to offer. Plus, the included No-Roost Cone is essential for keeping your favorite knuckleheads from roosting (and pooping) all over the water.
Best design for cold weather
unique, horizontal nipple design won't drip. Say goodbye to icy mounds
under your water
in winter! (which you can add on to your purchase in the pull-down menu,
above, for a big savings, or purchase later)
to eliminate the hassle of lugging waterers in and out of the house day
and night 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 size 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! Also take a look at our baby chick brooder bottle
, if you like the idea of these horizontal nipples.
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
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.
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 and have a natural coloring so you can easily see the water level.
Training your flock
To get chickens started using the nipples we suggest tapping on each nipple so that water
fills the reservoir which chicken’s will see and they will drink. They
will then peck at the stainless steel pin which will release more water.
If chickens have a difficult time figuring it out we suggest putting
any kind of sweet jam or 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" long, 9" high x 9" wide