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. fldiver97
    "Would not buy again"
    Pros - Easy to clean, keeps water from freezing
    Cons - Cumbersome to plug in, prefer having a cord. Problems with turning over after filling-tends to come apart. Handle not sturdy enough to carry filled waterer. Would like a wider rim for water so it’s easier for chickens to drink
    crazychickenladyinor and N F C like this.
  2. 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
  3. 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

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  1. anicholas
    I bought this waterer for my first winter....the water froze up as soon as it got cold. I just assumed it was a cheap waterer. I decided to return it to the store and get another one (the same model) on the chance that mine was defective. It turns out it was. My new waterer works great at keeping the water from freezing. I do agree, however, with some of the other reviewers. It is a pain to fill and it does come apart easily when carrying it. I have to be careful, otherwise, I'm glad to have it. I have supplemented my water needs with one of the those rubber bowls too.
  2. meekasmom
    I've had mine for 5 years and it still works perfectly. I love it.
  3. rendezvous1838
    I have used this waterer for 5 Wyoming winters with zero problems.
    5 stars
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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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    1. meekasmom
      I don't hang mine. I set it on 2 bricks so it off the floor and stays cleaner.
      meekasmom, Oct 26, 2018
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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