Ducks muddy up Chicken waterer

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Candy11, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Candy11

    Candy11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please, has anyone invented a water holder that ducks can't get their bill in. I have several water containers for the ducks and I also have one standard hanging chicken water container with the narrow channel around it. The ducks muddy that up every few hours as well as their own containers. I have 3 hens and a rooster and 2 female swedish blue ducks who all cohabitate. They all get along famously but i need some advice on how to keep the ducks from getting into the chicken waterer.
     
  2. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    If I'm not mistaken, ducks need to get their whole head wet every so often. I just might think you are stuck between a rock and a hard spot. [​IMG] Try the water cans with side nipples, rather than vertical ones. I don't think your ducks will be able to drink from there, but it will provide clean water for your chickens.
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  3. Candy11

    Candy11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those available online or in pet supply stores? I have never seen those before.Thanks for the quick reply.
     
  4. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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  5. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a waterer with vertical nipples that I got at Big R. My ducks can use it without issue and the water stays clean. I have other water sources all over the yard for the ducks to stick their heads in. The chickens drink from whatever tub they're closest to, including the ducks' kiddie pool.
     
  6. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've used both the vertical and horizontal nipples and find the horizontal preferable because they don't leak like the vertical ones can (and a leaky waterer in a brooder, for example, is just not good). While the horizontal nipple waterers are meant for my chickens to use, I've seen my ducks drinking from it, too. They have kiddie pools and other water sources deep enough to clean out their nares, so the nipple waterer is just a supplemental water source...but it's fun to watch them use it.
     
  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I provide fresh clean water daily when I let the girls out each morning. And the chickens run over to the duck pool and drink nasty gross dirty duck water.
    Seems my chickens like water the ducks have mucked up first.
     

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