Hi,I'm new to byc and have raised baby ducklings twice before.The first time I raised two Pekin ducklings I bought from a local feed store and nothing went wrong.But the last time I ordered 10 baby ducklings(4 rouen,3 blue swedish and 4 white crested)from Murray Mcmurray I did not know about grogel and they were flown practically across the United States. So when they arrived they were weak. We gave them a duckling/chick watered that looks like a upside down water bottle in a shallow dish with sugar water that is sold at almost any feed store and placed it in the corner of our tote/brooder. When we looked into the brooder the next day we found one of the blue swedish ducklings had drown overnight.Then one of our crested ducklings made the same mistake as our blue swedish the next day.Luckily the other ducklings(except for another crested duckling that died from being weak and sickly a victim of the long flight) lived. I just ordered 10 more ducklings from Metzer farm and they will be arriving in a month.I do not want to make the same mistake by buying that type of waterer again and ducklings make such a mess with their water I would like to find a inexpensive way to solve these problems. Does anyone have any suggestions or pictures of water containers that worked for them or that they created?
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3/28/16 at 9:18pm