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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kimmik142, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. kimmik142

    kimmik142 New Egg

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    Hello Fellow Flock raisers,
    Ever sense we got our first flock back in 2012 my husband and I have been trying to improve their well being each year. We now have a decent sized flock, half and half Duck to Chickens.
    Now being that I live in MIchigan where it can often get pretty wet in their pen and they stay in the pen during the day until I get home from work to let them out safely. ( Our closest neighbors are a fox, couple raccoons and a skunk nearby. I am trying to find a way to keep our water bowl in the pen from turning the WHOLE THING into a gross poopy muddy mess.
    I am looking for any helpful tips or ideas, at the moment I am thinking of elevating the water bowl slightly and adding pebbles all around it. Trust me, I already am fully aware they are messy, will always get the water dirty and still need decent water access throughout the day. I just do not want my older parents slipping on the slime when trying to let the birds out.
    Please I am really looking forward to hearing other Flock Raisers ideas.
    Kind Regards,
    Kimberly
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Kimberly

    Glad you could join us here! Raising your water would be a great idea. I have waterers that sit on feet to keep off the ground but I don't have ducks that splash water all over. Please do check out our feeding watering your lock section, here is the link ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/12/feeding-amp-watering-your-flock I'm sure members there will be able to offer you more advice.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2016
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Kimberly, and :welcome. Pleased you joined our flock! I second the advice of Yorkshire Coop. I wish you well with your flock and thank you for joining BYC! :)
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Kimberly. I think you could get the best duck advice from folks who have them. If you put "Duck thread," in the search box , it will come up for you.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     

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