If you don't feed/water overight how many hours are we talking?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't generally do this BUT the weather has plummeted and the redesign of the barn makes it impossible to have heated water in every section so i am pulling feed/water from the adults tonight.

    How many hours do you normally have this gone for? My birds usually go in @ 6PM mind you it's horrible out, -15C windchill and snowing, it's always dark by 5pm so i am betting they will be wanting in sooner tonight.

    My typical let-out time is 9-9:30am because during the week i have kids to get to school... sorta feel badly but nothing else i can do, the temp has been steady up till today... [​IMG]
     
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  2. Frundette

    Frundette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our bantams are in a small a-frame tractor style coop where putting water and food up in the roost/next box area would be tough, so they've never had food and water overnight. Mine have been going to roost at about 5:15 over the past week or so. I let them out around 6:30 in the morning. They do usually head straight for the food when I let them out, but hardly ever get a drink in the first few minutes, so I don't think they are overly thirsty.


    Edit: And now I feel slightly silly because I just realized this was in the "Ducks" subforum. That "New Posts" link gets me in trouble...
     
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  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL, that's okay easy to do. My chickens still have feed/water there coop has a heated dog bowl, unfortunately my ducks when we expanded it disallowed the access to keeping water to each area, but i think they'll be ok.. none are little anymore(youngest 4mths)
     

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