We bought the farm innovators heated waterer for this winter and I would never recommend this waterer . Since I couldn't return it, I tried my best to make it useable. I replaced the water bucket for a smaller one and glued it ( harder to wash but now the thing stays in one peace when I flip it over). I also used an old bucket to raise the edge of the waterer because it was impossible to take it out of the coop without spilling water everywhere. I have it hanging from the top AND sitting on a peace of wood to avoid spilling. There is also a tray under the bedding where the waterer is.