This is our bucket. You can see the stock tank heater. It is not plugged in yet. This stays here all winter (year). It is protected from wind and most sun. It has worked well in South East Mass.Well, they still need a heater, so being outside with electric might be tricky, unless your run is very well protected from the weather.
x2, though I have mine a little higher comparatively (due to height of the bucket the waterer sits on). I put concrete blocks on one side for the chicks to use and it ended up some of the hens liked it too, so I left in the lowest step to give the birds options as far as how high up they want to reach for water.Should be level with the chickens back