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Farm Innovators "All-Seasons" Heated Plastic Poultry Fountain - 3 Gal. Model HPF-100, 100-Watt

39% Positive Reviews
Rated #13 in Waterers


Pros: Can't think of any...

Cons: short cord, flimsy plastic, hard to refill...what a pain!

For summer I have a metal fount. For Christmas I asked for a heated base for my fount, and DH came home with this.  I didn't complain, and we gave it a try.  By mid-January we gave it up in favor of breaking ice every morning.  It's hard to refill without getting soaked, and it's made of some pretty seriously cheap materials.  I think I'll get a font base this winter.


Pros: None

Cons: Hard to fill, hard to carry, hard to plug in.

I was very disappointed in this waterer.  It is difficult to fill using the bottom opening.  If you remove the base to fill, it is very difficult to get the base back on.  It is also hard to carry without sloshing water everywhere.  The plug is located in the base (no cord) so I worry about getting shocked when I attach the extension cord to it.  I switched to heated dog water bowls for my chickens this year and am much happier with them.


Pros: Heated

Cons: hard to fill without making a mess.

For me this waterer to be a huge disappointment. I find it to be difficult to fill without using a hose. It sloshes everywhere when you turn it over and the bottom has popped completely off on me twice dumping its contents all over. I did not find it to be a good replacement to the metal waterers and heated base.


Pros: You can put a regular dog bowl on top of the heated base

Cons: Clumsy, poor construction, difficult to transport, freezes

I bought this for use in my covered run during winter. The design is difficult to use. I fill it at the tap, carry it upside down uphill through the snow to the coop with water sloshing everywhere. Then I attatch the base and hope I got it on there right so it does not pop off when I flip it over to set on a cinderblock. After a couple of months, the white part cracked. I now set a dog bowl on top of the heated base and that is sufficient to keep the ice away on most days. When temperatures are in the single digits, I will sometimes float a microwavable heat disc in the bowl, but most days I find this is not necessary.


Pros: It works , easy to see how much water left

Cons: not easy to fill without spilling,

I own 5 of these. I only use in the winter. They do keep water from freezing. My 2 oldest ones did not have short cords factory attached to the base. Those are more prone to popping the circuit breaker than any of the newer type that have a short cord attached. I hung them from the ceiling the first 2 years. That made them easier to splash the bedding and more cleanup.  I now have them on solid blocks which solved the problem caused by hanging them. They work well for winter conditions. They don't cost as much to run as some heated water bases. Can not be used outside where wind will chill faster that base can keep water thawed.


Pros: effectively prevents icing

Cons: comes apart easily, makes a mess, hard to fill and carry

We bought this from our local farmer's coop and it is not getting used again.  It was better than frozen water, but not by much.  We had to change clothes for work many mornings when the base popped off while carrying it and spilled water all over us.  It is hard to fill, and very hard to flip over to carry it or place it in the coop.  More often than not, the bottom would pop off and the water would go everywhere.  We are definitely looking into something different for next winter.  


Pros: durable; water didn't freeze; easy to clean; non-corrosive; has legs on top for stable filling

Cons: The "flip" takes some practice.

I will admit that I have managed to spill a bit when trying to flip this over.  The trick is to make good and sure that all 4 of the little tabs are secured and then to flip in the direction that keeps them secured.  (If you flip the wrong direction, the tabs will slide out and the top won't be secure) 

I do this just outside the coop, so that if I do spill, I am not making a mucky mess inside. 

I have heard reviews for a similar waterer that said that the handles can fall off.  I haven't had this happen, but I don't carry it too far, and I try not to do much moving to prevent dislodging the tabs.  I have mine set on 4 paver stones so it's high enough up not to get bedding or dirt kicked into it, but isn't relying on the handle to hold it up all the time. 

This one has survived 2 winters and shows no signs of falling apart.  If it were to conk out, I would buy another. 


Pros: Keeps water from freezing well

Cons: Poor design, cheaply made

Bought this waterer about 6 weeks ago. It's done it's job to keep the water from freezing even in the record cold we've had here in Wisconsin this year. The cord is very short. It becomes an art to try to refill it from the bottom port, flip it over and carry it back into the coop and still have water left in it for the chickens to drink! Daughter refilled it this weekend, but wiped out on the ice with it and broke the tank. Don't think I'll replace (can't find a replacement tank anyway), but may find a way to use th base under my usual waterer. Advice - save your money and look for something better.


Pros: It works. It does keep the water from freezing in the coop.

Cons: Poor design, cheap materials, and hard to use.

This product is very poorly designed.  The fittings are flimsy and make it very difficult not to have a major spill or get wet while trying to fill and turn the container right-side up for use.  It does work to keep the water freezing but next time I will get another font heater base instead.

Farm Innovators "All-Seasons" Heated Plastic Poultry Fountain - 3 Gal. Model HPF-100, 100-Watt

This 3 gallon poultry fountain is thermostatically controlled to operate only when necessary and prevents water from freezing down to 0°F. Ideal for year round use. One year limited warranty.

BrandFarm Innovators
Feature100 Watts
LabelFarm Innovators
ManufacturerFarm Innovators
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPet Products
Product Type NamePET_SUPPLIES
PublisherFarm Innovators
StudioFarm Innovators
TitleFarm Innovators "All-Seasons" Heated Plastic Poultry Fountain - 3 Gal. Model HPF-100, 100-Watt
Weight3.5 pounds
List Price$42.99
Size2 gallons
Height16 inches
Length12 inches
Width12 inches
WarrantyOne year limited warranty
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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