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These are my two ducks. I wanted to know if I'm supposed to clip Indian runner duck wings. If so how often. Also what do you guys do for their water. I have a little baby swimming pool for them for now until their old enough for our pond and they poop in it and get it dirty within the hour we fill it up. Any help with that or any tips for keeping these ducks. I am new to the community. I'm also a little nervous in putting them in our pond because there are giant snapping turtles in there and I don't think it's safe. Should I ever put them in there. My ducks are my babies.
Edited by bell1774 - 6/5/16 at 1:59pm
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Welcome!

 

No, do not put them in a pond with snapping turtles.  You are correct.

 

Have you seen the Raising Ducklings sticky?  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

 

I have not clipped our Runners' wings.  When they are younger, they might be able to get a little air under their wings, and a few Runners can fly short distances, but few of mine even try.

 

They do benefit from some time in lukewarm to warmish (75 to 80F) water when they are still ducklings.  They need to be constantly watched, though, as they can get tired, waterlogged, and drown.

 

Here are some links for drinking water ideas.

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/641902/created-a-water-saver-for-my-duck-brooder

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/679433/water-water-everywhere/10

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/858161/feed-water-solution-for-brooder#post_12901321

 

http://frankiemakes.blogspot.ca/2012/06/watering-solution-for-ducks.html

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/259876/do-your-ducks-have-water-at-night/10#post_13568197

 

post number 8 from this

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/959603/ducklings-getting-stuck-on-their-backs#post_14939819

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/969751/help-baby-ducklings#post_15125952

 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/641902/created-a-water-saver-for-my-duck-brooder

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/679433/water-water-everywhere/10

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/858161/feed-water-solution-for-brooder#post_12901321

 

http://frankiemakes.blogspot.ca/2012/06/watering-solution-for-ducks.html

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/259876/do-your-ducks-have-water-at-night/10#post_13568197

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1094948/stay-dry-platform-for-water-for-ducks-and-chicks-in-the-brooder

 

And my watering station.

 

 

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Welcome!

No, do not put them in a pond with snapping turtles.  You are correct.

Have you seen the Raising Ducklings sticky?  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711

I have not clipped our Runners' wings.  When they are younger, they might be able to get a little air under their wings, and a few Runners can fly short distances, but few of mine even try.

They do benefit from some time in lukewarm to warmish (75 to 80F) water when they are still ducklings.  They need to be constantly watched, though, as they can get tired, waterlogged, and drown.

Here are some links for drinking water ideas.


http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/641902/created-a-water-saver-for-my-duck-brooder

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/679433/water-water-everywhere/10

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/858161/feed-water-solution-for-brooder#post_12901321

http://frankiemakes.blogspot.ca/2012/06/watering-solution-for-ducks.html

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/259876/do-your-ducks-have-water-at-night/10#post_13568197

post number 8 from this
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/959603/ducklings-getting-stuck-on-their-backs#post_14939819

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/969751/help-baby-ducklings#post_15125952


http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/641902/created-a-water-saver-for-my-duck-brooder

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/679433/water-water-everywhere/10

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/858161/feed-water-solution-for-brooder#post_12901321

http://frankiemakes.blogspot.ca/2012/06/watering-solution-for-ducks.html

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/259876/do-your-ducks-have-water-at-night/10#post_13568197

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1094948/stay-dry-platform-for-water-for-ducks-and-chicks-in-the-brooder

And my watering station.




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Thanks your always so helpful in answering my questions. I really appreciate it. As you know I am new to the duck community so this is all really helpful. I'll be sure to click on all the links.
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