Can ducks drink from nipples

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cottagechick, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. cottagechick

    cottagechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2011
    Cottage Grove, Oregon
    I know that they like to wash their heads...but I was just curious if they would drink from nipples if they were there.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Yes it's possible for them to drink from nipples
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Yes, they can, and do. However, they still need a large enough source of water to enable them to dunk their heads into it. They must clear their nares (nostrils).

    My ducks seem to enjoy playing with the nipples more than using them for drinking. Matter of fact, they've managed to remove one of the metal "click it" valves from one and emptied the entire bucket of water.
  4. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 13, 2009
    Isle of Wight
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    Might just get my ducks one as a toy then!
  5. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2011
    Central, LA
    I was just about to ask this same exact questions. I've got chickens down pact & this winter (if you want to call it that lol) I have been converting a pen to hold them. I was wondering if their beaks could push in the ball. Anyways... BYC to the rescue!

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