Feeders and waterers for ducks

dansdeals3489

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
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Mogadore, Ohio
I have 2 3 week old ducks and will be moving them outside in their new home in a month or so. What should I use for a feeder and waterer for them outside?
 

professor-yellow

Songster
11 Years
Mar 23, 2008
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4
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When our pekin ducks were 3 weeks old we went to 1 gallon plastic ice cream containers for both water and feed.

it was deep enough so they could wash out their noestrils. it is so funny to watch them dunk their heads and blow bubbles.

Our ducks are almost a year and still feed them out of the 1 gal buckets, but purchased 3 gal rubber tubs for the water, with a piece of folded 2x4 wire over it so they dont wade (and poop) in the water.

Chicken feeders dont work well because they scoopp their food rather than peck.
 

Chick_in_Indiana

Songster
12 Years
Dec 14, 2007
296
1
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NE Indiana
I found out the chicken water's dont work well either. I bought the dog food waters. It's deep enough to clean their nares , it holds 3 gallons and they cant swim in them
The dog feeders work well too. I think they hold 5 lbs. I bought 1 for my chickens,too. Works great for them if you put it up on cynder blocks. And they are cheaper then the chicken feeders.
 

greyfields

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 15, 2007
4,889
27
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Washington State
Whatever you go with, be very careful. I have had more ducks and geese drown than lost to anything else. At that age, if they get wet they are too heavy to float and will quickly die. So, whatever you use, make sure it's no deeper than they are tall... and better yet, put bricks in it for them to stand on in case they get in.
 

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