Do 5 week old ducklings need food and water at night when locked up?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shellysstuff7, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Shellysstuff7

    Shellysstuff7 Songster

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    Hi, everyone! I was wondering if I need to supply my ducklings with food and water at night when I lock them up? I want to be sure they are secure for the night but don't want to put their water and food in their pen with them if I don't have to. Thanks for any help you can give me!!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    If the heat is excessive, they should have water - feed is not necessary.
     
  3. Shellysstuff7

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    Thank you! I will definitely watch the temps!!!
     
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  4. ducklvr3

    ducklvr3 Chirping

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    I would get a water feeder that only puts water as they drink it.
    We water our ducks first thing in the morning because they drink their water.
    I could not sleep at night thinking they were thirsty.
    Our waterer isnt messy so their pen isnt flooded.
    We had problems with their pen being soaked before my husband came home with the waterer. 20190616_102803.jpg
     
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  5. Shellysstuff7

    Shellysstuff7 Songster

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    Where did he find it? I have never heard of that. Just the regular 2 gallon metal waterer. Thanks!!
     
  6. ducklvr3

    ducklvr3 Chirping

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    Its a 5 gallon metal waterer!
    We don't have a problem with it over flowing and spiliing into their pen. The water stays in the lip part.
    We had a regular metal bowl and they were constantly spilling it and gettting into so they would run out of water and their ground wohld be wet.
    You can tell in the picture if my pen that their grass is dry
     
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  7. Duckworth

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    Some people here have had good luck with placing their waterers on a perforated surface or stiff screen positioned on top of an old baking pan or shallow plastic tub to catch splashed water. I would put it on the floor and build up the bedding around it so the ducklings could get to the screen surface and the waterer.
     

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