Care Equipment: Feeding, Housing, Etc.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by RachG75, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. RachG75

    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to ducks (2 9-wk-old Pekins) and looking for advice and info on what people buy, use or have built that works great. I'm seeing a road of trial and error ahead and want to skip it! My first question -

    What do you use for water? I have tried a few things. I'm finding now that a small bucket may be best. All these waterers that are sold in the stores don't seem to be deep enough and just get filled and clogged with bedding and mud. Do you hang something? Put it on the ground? Just use something with high sides? Currently, the pond/pool is outside of the small pen I am using dusk to morning.

    What about food? Do you buy anything fancy for the crumble/pellet? What works best to keep waste at a minimum?

    Have you come up with or constructed anything clever to solve the problem of keeping food and water clean?

    Thanks! Looking forward to a hopefully active discussion!
     
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    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amiga, I've been reading a lot and you seem to be the resident expert and oh-so-helpful! Thanks!!!
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    There are a number of people who have terrific knowledge and insight on the Duck Forum. I have learned quite a bit from them.
     
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    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of making this. What do you think?
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    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are replacing all the electrical poles and cable near my home. I'm thinking about asking for some wooden spools to try this? Thoughts?
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