Small pets need fresh water every day, so it is crucial to provide a waterer that is large enough for your pet. Your pet should be able to reach the water level easily, so the basin must be high enough. Providing a high water level encourages the pets to drink more, and will also prevent them from stepping into the water.
Depending on the number of pets you have, you may want to buy two or more separate feeding and waterers. If you have young poultry, a wooden feeder is a good choice. A metal feeder will help conserve feed, and hanging feed is a better choice for these chickens. For mature turkeys, a metal waterer is best, with a nipple watering system. Make sure the waterer is durable and easy to clean, and the nipples are long enough to prevent spills.
A waterer with heated base is a great choice for winterizing. Some plastic waterers have built-in heating elements, while some galvanized founts do not. When choosing a feed and waterer, consider the type of feed your birds need, and the amount of space that you have available to put it.