Homemade spill free duckling waterer...

jubylives

Songster
12 Years
Mar 23, 2007
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Central Iowa
I'm not sure that is even possible as they are messy creatures.
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
 

feathersgalore

Songster
11 Years
Sep 4, 2008
339
3
119
Central Ohio
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.
 

Livinzoo

Songster
11 Years
Mar 2, 2008
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Statham, GA
use an old gallon jug and put holes large enough for their head at head height. Keeps them from playing in it too much.
 

lorieMN

Songster
11 Years
Apr 19, 2008
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149
montevideo,MN
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.
 

2manyhats

Songster
11 Years
May 18, 2008
813
7
139
Central NY
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.
 

Sweetfolly

Songster
10 Years
Apr 17, 2009
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Kildare, Wisconsin
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!
), but they could have drowned!
 
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katharinad

Overrun with chickens
9 Years
Mar 23, 2010
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Southern Oregon Mountains
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
 

OmaBird

Songster
9 Years
May 10, 2010
757
5
129
CA High Desert
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.
 
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