BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › water for ducks in winter???
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

water for ducks in winter??? - Page 8

post #71 of 73

 

So this is our first winter with ducks. And now that it will be 10 degrees for the next several days i got the heated pet bowl i heard so much about. I put the board and brick on top to keep the ducks from swimming it.  Questions: Anyone keep this plugged in all night?  If you do, does it melt easily in the morning by the morning? I was thinking just unplug at night, then put new warm water in the morning - hoping combination of warm water and heat will melt any left over ice.   THOUGHTS???

post #72 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by alscatS View Post
 

 

So this is our first winter with ducks. And now that it will be 10 degrees for the next several days i got the heated pet bowl i heard so much about. I put the board and brick on top to keep the ducks from swimming it.  Questions: Anyone keep this plugged in all night?  If you do, does it melt easily in the morning by the morning? I was thinking just unplug at night, then put new warm water in the morning - hoping combination of warm water and heat will melt any left over ice.   THOUGHTS???

I just leave mine plugged in over night.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

http://www.faithpot.com/you-cover-me/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email...

Reply
post #73 of 73
Quote:
Originally Posted by alscatS View Post
 

 

So this is our first winter with ducks. And now that it will be 10 degrees for the next several days i got the heated pet bowl i heard so much about. I put the board and brick on top to keep the ducks from swimming it.  Questions: Anyone keep this plugged in all night?  If you do, does it melt easily in the morning by the morning? I was thinking just unplug at night, then put new warm water in the morning - hoping combination of warm water and heat will melt any left over ice.   THOUGHTS???

I also use a heated water dog bowl. They come with a automatic thermal control. I levave mine on 24/7. I like this size so the ducks can dip their head in to wash their face. I also have a heated pail that I have used but it is harder for the ducks to get their heads in to wash and drink, It is a little high. I was keeping a board on half of the pet water but took it off because the ducks could not get their heads in far enough to wash their eyes. With 6 ducks, most of it is used to wash. I refill several times a day and add a little apple cider vinegar.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Ducks
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Other BackYard Poultry › Ducks › water for ducks in winter???