For those who get a winter(pool ?)

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you get a heater to keep a pool open? I'm thinking no.. because then they'll freeze their feet when there out of the pool? Not talking about drinking water that obviously needs to be available. Mine just adore there pools and surprised me by still actively splashing and swimming this morning we we're at 0 this morning.. brrrr...[​IMG]
     
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  2. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I don't have a heater. I use the same kiddie pools that I use year round. When the water freezes, I break it up, pout it out and re-fill. It's a lot of time and work but they love it, so I do it for them. [​IMG] It keeps them happy and that makes me happy. [​IMG]
     
  3. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birdbath heater works really well on a turtle pool or a cement mixing tub. Mine have never frozen to anything after getting out. Unless you have a metal ramp or something I think you are good.
     
  4. Roxy1989

    Roxy1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I LOVE this post, i do the same for my ducks, they love to swim so much, i couldnt take that away from them over winter [​IMG]
     
  5. Roxy1989

    Roxy1989 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My male also loves his bucket of warm water through the cold months, when his waters cooled down & im outside he quacks at me & nudges the bucket asif to say (re-fill it now)

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  6. heatherindeskies

    heatherindeskies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep a sheep tank in the barn for them, with a heater in it so it will not freeze. Because i have to cover it with plywood when i am not there, they can only have supervised swimming but they do love it. About February they seem to lose interest in it though.
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    I use an old black, plastic sled. Just fill it up at the house and pull it through the snow to the coop.

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  8. RunnerWhisperer

    RunnerWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    I thought about getting a bird bath heater but I wasn't sure about how to properly use it! lol I'm concearned about the ducks getting shocked or burned from the heater. I'm a paranoid duck mommy![​IMG]
     
  9. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:They don't need it to be heated, mine swam in -30 degree weather with no problems.
     
  10. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    well i'll be, ok then! i won't worry.. The main pool is your typical plastic kiddy pool, does it crack in the winter?
     

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