Ducklings getting to big for Plastic Tote?????

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by xfilesnumber1fan, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    532
    1
    141
    Nov 24, 2008
    Missouri
    What else can I use?? They are in the biggest tote I could find at Wal-Mart its clear so they can see out..They just seem to be growing like a weed...Every morning they seem bigger than when I went to bed!!! What I get that would still work in the house??
     
  2. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    2,433
    27
    238
    Apr 9, 2007
    I have a big (6 or 8 ft long)galvanized stock tank from TSC. I divided it in half with a small window screen and have 7 ducklings in 1/2 and a bunch of chick in the other 1/2. Works so far- they're 2 weeks old. I know it won't pretty soon tough, but our weather is getting so nice, that put them outside soon, or I'll sell them soon like I'm hoping to.
     
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    They do grow scary fast. If you have a bathtub you're willing to give up for a few weeks, put them in it. I taped a piece of window screen over the drain to catch any bedding or yuck.
     
  4. Cottage Rose

    Cottage Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,103
    40
    231
    Jun 24, 2008
    Mid west Michigan
  5. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    619
    1
    141
    Aug 7, 2008
    Sandusky County,Ohio
    I use an old kiddie pool (was free someone was throwing it away becuz it has holes) we have it set up in our garage for now till they can be outside.Works for me!
     
  6. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

    339
    0
    119
    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I also use a kiddy pool in the garage. Actually I have a couple different sizes (depending on the breed and/or # of babies). Works great and easy to clean afterwards.
     
  7. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    532
    1
    141
    Nov 24, 2008
    Missouri
    Quote:I have a kiddie pool but them little things can jump..And the kiddie pool isnt as high as the tote....I think they have a spring in their butt....6, 3 week old mallards
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  8. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    900
    3
    151
    Feb 8, 2009
    Northern, Illinois
    Mine outgrew theirs in the first week, I had 8 though. I moved them to a large dog cage. Now they have plenty of room. It was time for mine to go outside in the garage so I filled a small box with bedding and put it in there with them under the heat lamp. They love it!
     
  9. xfilesnumber1fan

    xfilesnumber1fan Chillin' With My Peeps

    532
    1
    141
    Nov 24, 2008
    Missouri
    Quote:I have a large wire dog cage with the plastic bottom...But they can fit through the wire?
     
  10. JStark

    JStark Out Of The Brooder

    77
    0
    39
    Apr 10, 2009
    My duckzillas have just moved into a new 5' dia. kiddie pool. They were handed to me in a paper bag just two weeks ago, and have since moved into a plastic tub, a bassinet, and now the new digs:

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by