Can Ducks Drink Chlorinated Water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chrystalduck, May 11, 2011.

  1. chrystalduck

    chrystalduck Out Of The Brooder

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    We have been having water trouble, we have a deep well. Anyway, the water guy came today and fixed the problem and added two chlorine tabs to the water.. Then, I remembered the ducks, will this hurt them to drink and swim in it? I tried looking it up online and found conflicting things. One place says it will make them sick or kill them. One says it is safe for them to drink and swim in. HELP!!
     
  2. 70%cocoa

    70%cocoa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My water is chlorinated and the ducks are fine. I haven't ever heard of a problem with this.
     
  3. chrystalduck

    chrystalduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, that makes me feel so much better. I have been thinking I would have to haul water in for them.. Thank you.
     
  4. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in the city and the water is chlorinated, so far no problems
     
  5. Blob Chicken

    Blob Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All my birds ,reptiles and other critters drink and swim in chlorinated water.
     
  6. DuckLover9138

    DuckLover9138 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never thought about this until now. If you are really worried, you can let it sit for a night. This way, the chlorine will evaporate.
     
  7. chrystalduck

    chrystalduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. Maybe I worry to much about my duckies? I know I don't drink the chlorinated water, but, then ducks will eat and drink about anything [​IMG]
     

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