Anybody use water nipples for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by LVVCHAP, May 23, 2010.

  1. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got some for my chickens and I also have two ducks in the same coop and run. Just wondering how they adapt to them and if they will use them.
     
  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    One big problem with them. The ducks cannot clear their nostrils with them. It's better to have a bowl for them.
    Katharina
     
  3. jmc

    jmc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2008
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    in some commercial settings they are used in conjunction with a bowl underneath which catches the drops as they fall. so they can drink out of that also. you could use them, they would use it; but you will need to provide them with something deep enough in addition that they can submerge their whole head in to clear out nares and eyes. such a thing could be provided for a period each day, maybe at days' end, to make sure they have a good clean out each day.
     
  4. LVVCHAP

    LVVCHAP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 4 ft kiddy pool in the run for them in the summer but I was hoping to use the nipples inside during the winter. They splash so much water and the coop is always wet (not good for the chickens).
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I wouldnt use them for ducks.. but thats just me...
     

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