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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by morey, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. morey

    morey New Egg

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    how long can my ducklings go with ought water? my duckings is 3 weeks old. thanks
     
  2. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Drinking water or bathing water?
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Most people provide water to ducklings on an ad lib basis.
     
  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    You really shouldn't leave any animal without water, it's cruel and there's always the risk that they will dehydrate and die, if you mean drinking water. For swimming water, they really need to be able to dunk their heads deep enough to clear their noses, but that's it and they can go without swimming water. In fact, for young ducklings, you don't usually want to let them swim unless you can get them dried off pretty quickly so they don't chill. They don't yet have waterproofing like adult ducks do.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I don't mean to disagree, but 24 to 48 hours without water will result in dead ducklings if they are that old. Newly hatched can go without water for that long.
     
  6. Pyxis

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    Whoops, missed the age. Thanks for catching that!
     
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  7. morey

    morey New Egg

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    I would hate to leave him without water. But we are going on vacation for three days I was wondering if they need to have water. I will give them water but if it spills I was wondering if they would die.
     
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    Thanks so much guys!!
     
  9. morey

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    Drinking water
     
  10. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    As sourland said, they really can't go without water for 24 to 48 hours without them most likely dying. Is there a way you can find someone to check in on them, even if it's just once a day, to be sure they have food and water?
     

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