Housing ducks and chickens

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

  1. kimmik142

    kimmik142 Hatching

    Sep 15, 2016
    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,
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    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 Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    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

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    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 LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    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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