Chicken and ducks

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by rainlips, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. rainlips

    rainlips Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one duck in with my chickens, I also have a gravity waterer in the coop just so it doesn't freeze and the chicken barely leave the coop when it's so cold ... Well the duck is making a mess in the coop... So should I just move their water in the run and deal with frozen water or does anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Sheepchickens

    Sheepchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Ducks are very messy! I think it's whatever you want pick the lesser of two evils I would probably leave it in and add a bit more bedding to keep it dry. We had our ducks and geese in the coop and it was bad haha
     
  3. rainlips

    rainlips Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I've been doing... Bedding gets added every day! Lol
    They are very messy but her eggs are very tasty! [​IMG]
    I didn't know is someone has came up with some crazy invention lol
     
  4. jdmekus

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    I have a plastic kid pool in run with a heater in it. Have the heater blocked off so the ducks can't touch it.
     
  5. rainlips

    rainlips Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you have it blocked off? Would you mind posting a pic?
     
  6. 3ChickensNADuck

    3ChickensNADuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Yea, my duck always make a mess of the water too. If anyone has a good solution, please post.
     
  7. jdmekus

    jdmekus Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try get a good on sat. basically I took an old hog panel cut as wide as inside of pool and bent to just fit over heater so ducks could not touch with there feet. They only get to use half the pool but no mess inside and they still get to play in water.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I have two Rouens in with my flock. No water in the coop itself. Waterer, black rubber tub and kiddie pool are all out in the run. Water gets thawed twice a day with warm/hot water carried out. Ducks get to swim/play then.
     
  9. Sheepchickens

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    You might be able to get those waterers with the nipple they drink out of but I don't know if they can drink from them or just chickens. Hanging it up may also help!
     

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