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Nipple watering system for ducks?

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I'm new to ducks.  I know that they need to dip their bills in water when eating, but is it possible to use the nipple style waterers, like I use for the chickens, in addition to their tubs of water?  Their water gets dirty so fast, I was just trying to think of an additional source that would always stay clean.  Would ducks learn to use a nipple watering system or would they just ignore it?  Has anyone tried it?

Thanks!

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I'm new to ducks.  I know that they need to dip their bills in water when eating, but is it possible to use the nipple style waterers, like I use for the chickens, in addition to their tubs of water?  Their water gets dirty so fast, I was just trying to think of an additional source that would always stay clean.  Would ducks learn to use a nipple watering system or would they just ignore it?  Has anyone tried it?

Thanks!

yes you can use the nipples as a secondary water source.

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It may depend on the ducks - not all ducks have the same behaviors.

 

I just change their water at least once a day.  When they were ducklings, sometimes it was 3 times a day.

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Can you use nipples and a pond as watering sources? Or would you need more?
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These ducks were raised in the chicken coop with the chickens.  They had both the nipple system and a tub of water.  I never watched to see if the ducks took to the nipple waterer but I do know they saw the chickens use it!  I may give it a try and see if they'll use one!

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Ducks need to be able to submerge their bills in water and bathe. They don't need a huge pond but they do need a small tub of water at least.
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