communal watering with ducks- question

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by mickeymousears, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. mickeymousears

    mickeymousears Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    SLO; CA
    Does anyone have a way to provide water to everyone that the ducks don't make into sludge??

    I've tried buckets poultry waterers tubs etc. But within 5 min the ducks have slimed it so everyone is stuck drinking mud. The ducks drink out of their pool which they somehow manage to keep clean but I don't think the chickens do- I always see them drinking from the filthy tub. I put a small waterer on the second story of the coop but I don't think it ever gets used.

    So it needs to be something out in the open-quick access. They free range and don't seem to want to go out of their way for a drink
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    The only thing I know of is nipple waterers.

    That will give the chickens clean water, but the ducks must have at least buckets so they can dunk their heads.
  3. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    I have never tried the waterer cups with ducks but have heard that they work, even with their big bills.


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