Freeze-Guard Poultry Drinker™

$15.00

Patent Pending 3D Printed No Freeze Poultry Drinker

$15.00/Ea $5 Shipping

SKU 10010

Sharing Center

StumbleUponEmail
SKU: 10010 Category:
Order Form
Follow Us On...
Proven Freeze Resistant in the 0°F to 32°F Range
For use with water heater.

In extreme cold conditions, standard poultry nipples can freeze even if you heat the water. Our patent pending design has 3 distinct features to help make this poultry Drinker not freeze. (1) no water is stored in the body of the device so there is nothing to freeze (2) aluminum drink pin extends into heated water to conduct heat, and (3) the shape of the outer Drinker provides a wind break for wind-freeze protection. Sold at a reduced price when part of a coop package or bought with an accessory waterer.

Please read Product Details section carefully below for limitations.

Limited Stock…

Sold “Each”

Photo’s show various angles and parts for illustration only. Can be disassembled to clean. You will receive one complete Nipple assembly per unit ordered.

3D Printed Poultry Nipple

Here’s what you need to know…

  1. Our version II is 3D Printed from Color Impregnated Glass Infused Nylon. It is highly weatherable, has good UV-stability and is freeze and water proof.
  2. The drink pin is precision machined from high grade aluminum for maximum heat conductivity and then chromate coated to prevent corrosion.
  3. The grommet and the o-ring are made from a high grade butyl rubber rated for -75° to +250° F  temperatures.
  4. We tested Drinker through 100°F 2018 Texas Summer to confirm adequate water delivery to layer hens and had no problems. We have not tested with broilers.
  5. We freeze tested Drinker with our heated Drinker in a 0° Freezer and it worked. No wind chill.  You are purchasing the Freeze-Guard Poultry Drinker™ on a beta users basis… no promises, no refunds. Our expectations are that in limited winds, water will flow down to around 0°F but would freeze sub zero and in wind chill.  We think that it would provide a convenience in the 0°F to 32°F range but not stand much of a chance in sub zero.  A heated livestock bowl or heated dog bowl might go lower.
  6. It is best to buy this Drinker at the time of coop purchase or at the time of an accessory waterer purchase.  The grommet that the Drinker uses requires an 5/8 hole which is bigger than the hole that comes in our standard waterer for a standard poultry nipple.
  7. If you are going to retrofit one of our existing waterers that you own you will have to carefully bore out your existing nipple hole to 5/8 and make sure it has clean edges before installing this product. You can be a little off, but not much. Use silicone lubricant or other lubricant to help seat the grommet after installation by rotating it.
  8. There’s no going back.  Once the hole is drilled out, you’re married to this larger diameter Drinker.

Does not heat water. This only addresses the nipple freezing issues common in all industry standard poultry nipples in 0°F to 32°F conditions. We doubt it will work in sub zero or sub zero wind chill conditions.

 

Download Installation Instructions…
(If you’re retrofitting your waterer, you must first drill a 5/8 hole and install black rubber grommet)

Instructions For Freeze-Proofing 4″ Waterers…

Coop waterers are shipped with a slotted cap that allows air in as the water goes down.
In addition to the slotted cap that we include with the 4" EZ-Fill waterers, you need a heater and we recommend a cord cover. We don't sell them as they're available online in many places
Water Heater: A submersible fish tank style heater bought at Amazon like this one or elsewhere seems to work best. HEATERS MUST HAVE A THERMOSTAT AND BE DESIGNED TO BE FULLY SUBMERSIBLE. Immersion style coffee and soup heaters will not work.
Cord Cover: Weatherproof Cord Cover like this one at Amazon.
Note: Wattage will depend on how cold it gets where you live. Generally something 50-100 watts will work in most locations. If you have questions, just contact us and we will share with you what we've learned from 100's of customers.
We make the slot big enough to allow a cord of an immersible heater to go through too.
Poultry Nipples: Keeping the water from freezing is half of the battle. The nipple can freeze too if exposed to direct sub-zero wind chill. Reports are actually best for the submersible fish tank style heaters. Presumably, it keeps the body of water in the tank warmer. We also now sell a No Freeze 3D Printed Poultry Nipple that you may want to consider as an optional upgrade if you live somewhere cold.
 

Instructions For Freeze-Proofing Mobile Waterers…

Guidance: Using a thermostatically controlled pipe heater wrap in conjunction with some 2″ foam pipe wrap tape, you can keep the water flowing even in the winter-time. Flip your coop up on its side, wrap and run the cord out the waterer entry hole on the side of the coop. Read instructions carefully. We've tested with a longer section than the instructions call for.  I would suggest using as little wattage as needed to keep water from freezing in your locale. The waterer is about 4 feet long inside the coop which is between the 3 and 6 foot models. Pipe wrap is a must. A cord cover where your cord joins is a good idea as is using a GFI protected outlet.
Cord Cover: Weatherproof Cord Cover like this one at Amazon.
Poultry Nipples: Keeping the water from freezing is half of the battle. The nipple can freeze too if exposed to direct sub-zero wind chill. Reports are actually best for the submersible fish tank style heaters. Presumably, it keeps the body of water in the tank warmer. We also now sell a No Freeze 3D Printed Poultry Nipple that you may want to consider as an optional upgrade if you live somewhere cold.
 

Procedure For Adjusting Spring…

If the spring becomes too compressed the unit will drip too much. If it is extended too much, its difficult for the birds to access water freely. Use this video (no narration) as a guide for adjusting the spring… correct length is exactly to the bottom edge of the o-ring groove. Also, if you have issues with dripping, make sure the plastic area on top of unit is clean and free of any burrs that would interfere with the o-ring seating tightly.

Please note: Only push the pin in far enough to slip the o-ring on when reassembling or you will just be re-compressing the spring too much.


Learn More Here

Round-Top Coops™ Are Different...

Bargain brand coops are not a bargain for long. Our coops are more durable, which means they last. But it also means they’re predator safe places for chickens to live. Our coops are methodically thought out and have deliberate advantages that save you time and make a healthier place to keep chickens. They’re among the best coops money can buy. We hope you decide they’re right for you…but call us if you have questions. Our #1 goal is to make sure our coops are a good fit for your needs and meet your expectations. Here are 10 things to know about Round-Top Coops™.

  • Wood - US Western Red Cedar

    Cedar will last outdoors many, many years painted or not. It's not chemically treated yet naturally resists rot and bugs. It's very strong.

  • Hardware - Exterior Grade Galvanized

    Heavy gauge exterior grade hardware is much more predator proof and will last a ling time.

  • Wire - Welded Galvanized Livestock

    It's at least 4X stronger than hardware cloth found on most every other coop.

  • Joinery - Old School Carpentry

    Beautiful, strong, outdoor-proof methods will hold up over time and we guarantee it.

  • Roof - Galvalume™ 5V Crimp

    Patented Galvalume™ won't rust, reflects radiant heat, stays cool. Nothing is stronger than metal.

  • Designs – Beautiful & Practical

    We lean towards highly ventilated, roomy, minimal opening designs with weatherproof roosts and open sunny runs. Sunlight is a disinfectant and stimulates egg production too.

  • Winters – Multi-Climate Versatility

    Only use when needed. Magnetically attach Storm Panels in freezing winds and snow. Translucent, lets sun in. Healthy

  • Support – Chickens Are Our Passion

    We’re basically chicken keeping consultants to our customers. We provide unlimited help. We use our coops every single day.

  • Waterers - Integrated No-Poop

    Convenient, overhead no poop, outside fill, can be freeze-proofed, food grade, hold a lot, can add extras taks up no run space. Saves time.

  • Feeders – Integrated No-Poop

    Convenient, vertical no poop, outside fill, weather resistant, food grade, hold a lot, takes up minimal run space. Saves time.

If our coops are in your budget, they’re actually a great value. We don’t try to fool you with “free shipping” that we both know isn’t free. Well made coops are very heavy, shipping them is not cheap. We don’t try to trick you about where they’re made, size or capacities of our coops. We respect your intelligence.
Thanks for shopping!

Montie Twining
CoFounder – Urban Coop Company

© Urban Coop Company, all rights reserved.

Dimensions
Product Specs / Chicken Capacity
Live Somewhere Really Cold?