How often do you give your ducks swimming water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by purplepillbug73, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. purplepillbug73

    purplepillbug73 Out Of The Brooder

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    During the summer, I would fill up the kiddie pool every other day and dump it the next morning so they had one day on, one day off. But now that its getting cold, I've been filling it up only once or twice a week. Is that enough? How frequently do you let your ducks go swimming?
     
  2. Violet22

    Violet22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep it full for them everyday so far. This is my first winter tho with ducks, but we don't get snow or really cold weather. It does get below freezing often and sometimes it gets in the teens, so I guess I will see what happens. If they keep using it, I will keep it full for them.
     
  3. eggybritches

    eggybritches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have <2 week olds that I let out of their pen once a day and they follow me to their kiddie pool to play. Sometimes twice a day. But it doesn't get cold here...
     
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Every day. The ducks don't care if it is cold [​IMG]
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Same here. I get the stink eye if the pool isn't filled and waiting for them when they are let out in the mornings.
     
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    headred Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always keep the kiddie pool full. In warm weather I dump every other day or so. When it gets cold maybe once a week for clean water. They don't seem to mind.
     
  7. LittleSquidgenHome

    LittleSquidgenHome Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I give mine fresh swimming water everyday, until it freezes. We dont have a spiggot near the barn, yet, and it is now too cold to hook the hose up to the house and run it to the pasture. So I carry it in 5 gallon buckets from the bathtub, inside, to the barn, about 50 yards. Right now it isnt so bad I make about 5 trips in the morning and then 2 in the afternoon to refill drinking buckets. Good workout but not practical. Once snow and ice hit, any day now, the swimming water will not be liquid and I wont be carrying multilple 5 gallon buckets through 3 feet or more of snow. Until we get the pond dug and the spiggot places, they have to go without swimming in the winter round here.
     

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