Ducks water winter

cheezenkwackers

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They sell heaters for horse troughs at the feed store but I would be concerned about how thin the walls of a wading pool are for that. You may want to look at the nice black, thick plastic, horse/cow troughs such a store. I keep one extra small black one to fill on sunny days when it is really cold and it makes my ducks happy.
 

Soon2BChixMom

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Technically as long as you provide water to dip their heads in, they don't need a pool. But, if you are going to continue to use the pool @chickens really suggestions will get you through the winter. Or go with one of those heavy duty plastic troughs with a birdbath heater as suggested.
 

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Technically as long as you provide water to dip their heads in, they don't need a pool. But, if you are going to continue to use the pool @chickens really suggestions will get you through the winter. Or go with one of those heavy duty plastic troughs with a birdbath heater as suggested.
I don't like Dirty Ducks so mine definitely bath at every opportunity I have to fill the pool. Keeps feathers clean and oiled.
 

Soon2BChixMom

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I don't like Dirty Ducks so mine definitely bath at every opportunity I have to fill the pool. Keeps feathers clean and oiled.
My ducks aren't dirty. :D I took their pool away last week. I provide them with plenty of fresh water though. I will let them have the pool today when I go outside to work in the yard. I just don't have the time every day to empty and fill a pool so that it doesn't freeze into a solid mass and don't have the resources to hook up a heat source. My ducks will be fine. They haven't complained yet. ;)
Mine are also muscovy and don't focus on the pool as much. They splash around in it when it is first filled and that's about it. In and out.
I was giving the OP alternatives to keeping a pool filled during the winter. :)
 

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