Ducks, water, and winter

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Buster, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Can my ducks go the winter without water to swim in? I know it sounds like a silly question, but it sure would make things easier around here, especially in a month when it REALLY gets cold and the daytime highs never get above freezing.
     
  2. mothergoose1963

    mothergoose1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup! All they really need is a bucket they can dip their heads into. [​IMG]
     
  3. busybychoice

    busybychoice Out Of The Brooder

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    My ducks have access to both a small tub- pond thing and the bucket. In the summer they prefer the tub In the winter they wont have anything to do with it They share the bucket with my ducks.[​IMG]
     
  4. busybychoice

    busybychoice Out Of The Brooder

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    OOps, They share the bucket with my CHICKENS- OMGosh! I'am sooooo tired Icant write straight![​IMG]
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    LOL no problem- You meant what I knew. [​IMG]
     
  6. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

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    My ducks miss their pool, but they are happy with a bucket with lukewarm water [​IMG]
     
  7. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They should be fine with just a small bucket to wash their faces in.

    Once in a while you could give them a small tub or dish pan full of water for them to have a bath as a treat.


    chel
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I had never thought of it before you guys suggested the bucket to wash their faces but I looked at a couple of the younger ones today and wondered why their faces looked rough/dirty. Thanks for the tip!
     

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