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Created a water saver for my duck brooder

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tweetysvoice, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Mandelyn, if you haven't built your coop yet and want to have water inside of it, you can frame a section of floor and directly install hardware cloth to it so the water drains away straight to the ground below. No try needed to be dumped. We don't offer water in the night time shelters for adults. They have it outside only to keep the mess to a minimum.
     
  2. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brilliant ideas, both of you! We are in the process of building the coop right now and after hearing these ideas, I will be doing that - for sure!
     
  3. Brilliant . . . those ducklings are so messy! And it would probably work with goslings too, although mine didn't play in the water nearly as much as the ducklings . . .
     
  4. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    GREAT! Going down to the shop right now. Once again hoarding pays off. I have everything I need. [​IMG]
     
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  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a fan of the food/water mixture they make that attracts bugs, so I'm not sure I want it going to the ground right below. I even tried moving the food far away from the water, and they just run with it back to the water. LOL The drawer is handy because you can take it out into the grass and dump it in the sun, where it will dry fast. Different spot every time, no build up.

    We already have a coop, but no harm in planning the next one. [​IMG]
     
  6. MamaDuck1

    MamaDuck1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im doing this! Awesome!
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto - many thanks!
     
  8. bluedubloonfarm

    bluedubloonfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!! I'm definitely doing this!!
     
  9. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a great idea! I'll do this for the next set of hatchlings!
     
  10. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if it will work with ducks, but my chicks were making a mess by kicking shavings into the waterer so I put the waterer on a metal cookie pan a little bigger than the bottom of the waterer (quart sized mason jar) they could still reach it, but no more shavings in the water.
     

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