How do I keep Khaki Campbell ducklings dry

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by WendyK, Mar 11, 2017.

  1. WendyK

    WendyK Just Hatched

    Feb 24, 2017
    My 5 crested khaki campbell ducklings (3 weeks) seem to want to down their water, but then when I go to fill waterer back up, their shavings are soaked. Following another poster's lead, we are putting doggie pee pads down first and then shavings. Using wood shavings. We've went from a rabbit hutch, to adding on to bottom part for my 5 week olds, and now have 3 week olds in modified dog kennel.I can't keep them dry! My bigger girls spread water out, but not like the younger ones.
  2. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2016
    By that age I had to change the brooder needing daily and yes it was wet in between.

    I put a shallow pan with a cookie cooling rack on top and the water bowl on top and it caught some of the way but they just like it wet
  3. Krazyquilts

    Krazyquilts Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Ducks are just messy, sorry. As much as fun as it was watching "duckling tv" in our living room, I agree with my husband in that we will never raise ducklings in our house again. Only in an outbuilding or heated garage or something. Just too messy.
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    Hi, we brooded 15 Runner ducklings for two weeks, then my friend took her four home and we raised eleven.

    The water was a challenge, but aside from that, we had no odor problems. Since then I have been collecting links to the solutions that people have come up with, and here it is.

    post number 8 from this

    I now have thirteen adult ducks in one flock and three in another. They are not particularly messy. I have a watering station that keeps the bedding pretty dry, and I spot pick daily. After several days I replace the shavings. The watering station has sawdust pellets in it. I take off the top inch daily, and then once a week or so replace the sawdust.



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