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Clean Water!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by chickschool, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can ducks learn to drink for a nipple waterer? If so will they get enough water? I am concerned about them getting enough fresh clean water. Not to mention tired of cleaning it out 2-3 times a day. I swear by this time next year I am going to invent a poultry waterer that maintains a certain water level AND filters out all the dirt. After that...one that doesn't freeze in the winter run on solar power![​IMG]
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I'm not sure but how will they wash their nares out? they need to be able to wash their faces.
     
  3. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought. Wishful thinking. [​IMG]
     
  4. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not really to answer your question about a nipple waterer, but how do you have your waterer set up now? If you put your waterer on a wire floor, and dig a pit underneath, the water will drain and they won't make mud puddles. This should help to keep their water cleaner. Just an idea, I don't know if this is an option for your set-up or not.
     
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  5. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not the puddles that are the problem. It's that they root around then every time they drink the dirt in their beaks gets deposited creating a mucky mess in no time. I think I've got an idea about how to keep the water moving while filtering it. My biggest problem is finding a filter system that can handle the dirt without sucking to hard. i.e. our pool filter could easily do the job but it filters many gallons an hour where I'd be good with filtering 5 gallons twice a day. One way or another I'm gonna do it!
     
  6. animalsRawesome

    animalsRawesome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Oh, I see. Well, you can put me on a waiting list when you perfect your product I'll buy one or three! LOL
     
  7. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem.[​IMG]
     
  8. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:Good luck! I've finally given up thinking I can outsmart mine. Everything I THINK will work...fail... [​IMG]
     
  9. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I clean mine all once a day... i wouldn't bother doing it several times, honestly.. mine love to poke there heads in muddy puddles so i doubt a dirty bowl is going to be an issue... ducks are just messy.. cleanliness isn't there forte. [​IMG]
     
  10. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:I only clean once a day too, they are just messy and there is nothing we can do about it. [​IMG]
     

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