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

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    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.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. FreedomFarmNY
    "Not worth the money"
    Pros - Water never froze if the GFI didn't trip.
    Cons - Constantly came apart on me, and that bottom fill.
    I bought 2 at the beginning of the winter and they constantly came apart on me. And getting soaked outside in freezing temperatures SUCKS!! It also would've been much better to put the fill hole on top, rather than the bottom.
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    November 2017
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  2. 1ADAM12
    "I like it!"
    Pros - Never ever had the water freeze and it’s been a very cold winter so far! Coldest we have had was -15F the other night and water was fine!
    Cons - Every so often the base falls off when carrying it to the coop.
    Overall very happy with this item. It keeps the water from freezing. Only complaint is the plastic handle so you cannot hang it and if you don’t latch the base just right you spill water. Also you need to make sure the waterer is level in your coop or it will leak water all over!
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    October 2017
  3. OG Anomaly
    "Falls apart"
    Pros - Water doesn't freeze
    Cons - Thin plastic, cheap construction, bottom fill
    This feeder is not built strongly enough to securely hold together when filled with a full 3G of water. The weight will pull the top off while moving/maneuvering and you will end up with 3G of water all over you, your run, your coop, etc. Usually when it's below freezing.
    Also, it is a bottom fill, which is pretty awkward, wet, and messy. I didn't see this listed in the description, where I purchased it from.
    The heating element seems to work well and has a nice heavy duty cord. That's why I gave it 2 stars.
    We are already looking for a better option and will not use this again next year.
    I'm leaving this review so others are forewarned. It will hold 2G without falling apart, but it's supposed to hold a full 3G.
    Glad I got this on sale & didn't pay full price, lol
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    Oct. 2017

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  1. rendezvous1838
    I have used this waterer for 5 Wyoming winters with zero problems.
    5 stars
  2. TLCMidMichigan
    After reading the reviews, I sent mine back. I didn't even open the box.
    Then I purchased the Little Giant 5 gallon and the heater for winter.
    Thanks for the reviews here.
  3. Giselle1996
    Thanks for this information. I was about to buy this waterer. Im looking for a heated waterer for the winter. I guess I will keep looking.
  4. N F C
    Wish I would have read these reviews before getting one of these...DOH! I used to raise chickens in FL (no need for a heated waterer there) but this will be my first WY winter with chickens and it gets cold. Guess we'll see how it holds up, there weren't many options at the farm stores here.

    Update 04-21-18
    This product worked well for me all through the WY winter, so no complaints here!
  5. slordaz
    I have enough problems with the metal one that is designed for the cold climates on top of a heated base, would not even dream of using something like that unless your biggest low temp is say like 30F
  6. mairin49
    This model I am sure was designed by someone who hasn't a clue about designing a heated water heater for chickens. Seriously this is a BAD design. First time I filled the thing I got more water on me than in the device. There is no locking in to place and the first time I tried to hang it in the coop the plastic handle snapped. You have to fill it from the bottom--- why not fill from the top to save mess and aggravation? I paid 69.95 Cdn. for a piece of plastic garbage which no doubt is designed to self destruct after one winter season or earlier. Did it work? Partially, ice had formed on the top during a cold snap which is why I bought the thing in the first place. Wish the manufacturers would read this.
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  7. Gone-Quackers
    Don't buy any Farm Innovators equipment. I bought their heated water bucket (different product than for above) for my ducks and it froze. Returned it to the store for another one which also froze. Was still frozen after sitting for a week until I could return it to the store. Then the bucket cracked. Luckily I had my reciepts and got a refund.
  8. birds4kids
    As others have said it comes apart too easily and needs to be VERY level. It does keep water from freezing. As with any open waterer they make a muddy mess of it fast.
    Kept as a backup, but using horizontal nipples in buckets with stock tank heaters, cost less and far happier with the result.
  9. Sydney Acres
    I have three of these, and like them. Now I do agree with evemfoster that they could be made better, and that the top doesn't stay attached to the bottom as well as it should. But like they say, "forewarned is forearmed," so after the first time it came apart on me I was just very careful with it and have never had a second incident. And they do need to be kept level, but that's a feature with most waterers. I keep mine elevated on some bricks, so once I got the bricks level there's never been a repeat issue. But being the best quality waterer or being a waterer that doesn't need to be leveled is not this product's claim to fame. I bought it to keep the water from freezing, and it does that perfectly and consistently, without causing a fire, using three of them for four years. I don't use it as my regular waterer because it's not great quality and you do have to be careful with it. But it's a lot better than hauling warm water out to the birds every 2 hours so they can have something to drink, especially on freezing cold mornings when they wake up thirsty and I wake up not wanting to walk out into the ice and snow at daybreak.
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  10. evemfoster
    I bought one last year when i got my chicks. It was horrible for all the reasons you listed. It never made it to winter when it got cold the plastic broke. So i have never tried the heated base. Considering how poorly made the rest of the waterer was made i was afraid to try it.

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