Homemade spill free duckling waterer...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mahsmaj, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How can I make one??? any pictures???
     
  2. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure that is even possible as they are messy creatures. [​IMG] I've been working on the same thing and haven't come up with any ideas. However I've been focusing on how to contain the mess. I'm working on some ideas currently but nothing decided on yet.


    jeremy
     
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I secure a piece of fencing on the top of their small bucket waterer. This way they can only get their heads into the water. While it doesn't eliminate the problem it does help.
    The breeder where we got our geese had a good idea. They took buckets and drilled holes in the side. The goslings could only put their heads through the holes.
     
  4. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    use an old gallon jug and put holes large enough for their head at head height. Keeps them from playing in it too much.
     
  5. lorieMN

    lorieMN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw some a guy built,he built a box just big enough to fit over chosen waterer and made hole just big enough for the heads but not the body..worked very well.
     
  6. 2manyhats

    2manyhats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere on here that the waterer should be put on a wire floor to allow the water to pass through and not puddle. My ducks are just plain messy, but they are so cute while splashing in the water.
     
  7. lmiersbond

    lmiersbond New Egg

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  8. Sweetfolly

    Sweetfolly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's what I do - but make the holes small at first, and increase the size as the ducks grow. I've had day-old ducklings squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter - luckily I found them just fine, inside the jug splashing around (just like in lmiersbond's picture! [​IMG] ), but they could have drowned! [​IMG]
     
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  9. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I use a cookie sheet under the feed and water for the little ones. For the big ones get a large clear plastic tub and cut holes into the sides the size of soda cans each. Put the food and water dish inside of it, cover with the lid and that is it. Easy to rinse and to keep clean.
    Katharina
     
  10. OmaBird

    OmaBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 4 ounce ball canning jars down deep into my bedding. I have never had one spill. They can not get into them and they stay dry. This is the cleanest method I have found. I use it on my geese, turkeys, and bantams too. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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