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Duck waterers and feeders?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stedman, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. Stedman

    Stedman Chirping

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    I have the five gallon bucket with nipples in it for my chickens and a hanging feeder for food, is there similar setups for ducks
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member 8 Years

    Ducks need a way to wash their whole faces if they want so usually buckets are best for them or something similar. its very important for their health and they need to have plenty of water when eating.

    As for feeders I use goat feeders {TSC} they are long have a top which lets the ducks/poultry stick their head into eat but they can't climb into it. some use large rubber bowls but I can't because my chickens would get into them and scratch all the feed out of it.
     
  3. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist Premium Member

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    I agree that a bucket makes the best waterer. It's pretty heavy when full and despite all the head dunking, mine never knock it over. I use a rubber bowl for food. They kinda scoop their food and I feel like a chicken feeder wouldn't work as well for ducks.
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma Premium Member

    I use rubber livestock bowls for feed and water..
     
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  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member 6 Years

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    Thirding buckets. Some people will use a hole saw to cut a hole in the side, so the ducks can reach their whole heads in to drink but can't splash the water all over and make a huge mess. These also work well because the ducks can't get into them trying to swim and poop in it, which they are likely to do with any kind of waterer that they can get into.

    For feeders I make big ones out of five gallon buckets and livestock dishes that work well.
     
  6. harmonymw

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    Mine have rubber livestock bowls for food and water. But they don’t have “waterers” just two pools that are just really huge livestock bowls. Maybe they also use the chickens’ nipple ones, but I’ve never seen them do it.
     
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  7. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    I am using a no waste feeder that is basically a bucket with holes in it and pvc pipe elbows. You can diy it, but I bought one. For water - right now I am using the black rubber livestock bowl. I have a brick in it for dual purpose. The ducks don't sit in the water and if they splash too much out, it keeps the bowl in place. Also, I have this set up too, but need to scrub the water tank.
    http://frankiemakes.blogspot.com/2012/06/watering-solution-for-ducks.html

    I also have a pool and various other containers for the ducks to drink from in the run. I think with ducks you can never have too much water - especially when it is so hot.
     
  8. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    I use this for water. One could add a feed dish as well. This keeps bedding much drier.
     
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  9. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Crossing the Road

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    Are the pellets horse bedding pellets? Or feed? If horse bedding, do the ducks not eat them?
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners 8 Years

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    I started this system after the ducks were adult. I understand the concern with ducks eating them, since some ducks eat all kinds of things bad for them

    Mine show no interest in eating sawdust pellets, thank goodness. I suppose you could cover them with an old towel.....
     

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