Avian Aqua Miser: Automatic, poop-free chicken waterers

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K.I.S.S. Chicken Water Heater

Guinea hen and chicken waterer

Drum chicken waterer
List of Materials:

  • 2-Avian Aqua Misers
  • 1- 30 gallon Chemical drum
  • 1- Tetra submersible fish tank heater Wal-Mart $15
  • 1- Thermo Cube 35ºF on 45ºF off Farm Store or online $10-$15

Install the Avian Aqua Misers in the bottom of the drum and suspend it.

A submersible heater and thermocube make a chicken waterer heater

The aquarium heater will heat the water and the THERMO CUBE will only turn it on when the temperature gets below 35ºF. The water will only be heated when needed.


Insert heater into chicken waterer

Place heater in large hole in drum and pull the cord through the small hole in the drum with a stiff wire. You may have to trim the plug to get it through the small hole.

Trim plug so it will fit through the hole

Slit in cover for cord
Cut a slit in the small cover for the cord, slip plug through the washer and slide the cord through the slit. Reinstall the large plug and small plug with the cord through it.

Plug into THERMO CUBE and you are done.

Plug in thermocube
We recommend our 3 pack DIY kit for making a heated waterer for up to 50 chickens.  The CD that comes with each kit includes complete instructions to help you build our favorite heated options without any trial and error.

The heated waterer we use in our own coop requires two buckets, a three foot length of pipe heating cable ($23), and the contents of our kit.  With a layer of chicken-friendly insulation, the waterer is good down into the teens.

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