Heated base recommendation for 2 gal plastic pail + nipples waterer

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by JDelage, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. JDelage

    JDelage In the Brooder

    Sep 11, 2016
    All - we have this waterer:


    It's made by RentACoop, and we're very happy with it.

    Now we're looking for a heater set up for it. The Amazon page suggests we get the RentACoop heater base but I have no idea where to find it. I would appreciate any suggestion for a good heater for this waterer.

    (Not looking for a DIY solution at this point, thank you.)

    Many thanks!
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2017
  2. Zoomie

    Zoomie Songster

    Dec 6, 2015
    Mora, NM USA
    I made a bucket waterer that looks almost exactly like the one you have. The only difference is I just put one nipple on mine, otherwise they are virtually identical. (I'm currently only watering three hens with mine.)

    I put mine on top of this heater: http://www.strombergschickens.com/p...ric-fount-heater/Winter-Supplies-For-Chickens and it works great. We have not yet had SUPER cold weather, but we've been down to a few degrees below zero - no issues whatsoever. I put my heater on top of a small food dish, so that the nipple is up high enough so the chickens don't have to lean down. I have the handle tied up above so the chickens can't knock it off the heater. When I'm ready to fill it I just unclip the handle and take it in and fill the bucket. Easy peasy.
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