Baby ducks make mess with water

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by hamilton3475, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does antone have any ideas on how to keep baby ducks from makin such a mess with their water or is this just one of those thing that comes with breeding ducks? [​IMG]
     
  2. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
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    If you can't make a platform, get a plastic container with a lid and cut a hole in the lid that is big enough for them to stick their heads in, but not their whole bodies.
     
  3. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew someone would have the answer, thank you so very much [​IMG]
     
  4. Mallardman

    Mallardman Out Of The Brooder

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    Ducks are gonna make a mess but you may try to put a pie pan or other short rimed container under the water this will help some but what I had the most luck out of is using 1/2 inch hardware cloth for the floor of my brooder with a plastic storage tote under the water to catch the water to catch it so it don't go all over the floor I wish I could show you a pic but I can't figure how to put it on the post after building my wire floor brooder all my ducks stay clean and dry all I have to do is empty the storage tote everyday this also helps withe the smell of the wet litter and also saves money bc I don't have to buy any bedding not to mention the time it saves on the daily duck chores if you know how to post a pic let me' know and I will get one posted asap
     
  5. duckluv

    duckluv Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 20, 2010
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    No problem. [​IMG]
     
  6. hamilton3475

    hamilton3475 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Dont know how to either I'm new to the forum. I do understand the idea, that's a great one too. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with me.
     
  7. Mallardman

    Mallardman Out Of The Brooder

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    Not a problem good luck with your ducks
     
  8. ecse129

    ecse129 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's how to post pics:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=504

    I really want to see your brooder set up because I have been dealing with the same problem. I love the ducklings but am getting really annoyed with how often I have to clean out their brooder due to their mess!
     

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