i'll ask again

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Keene's coop, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since no one replied to my question before. my duckling is 4 days old today. is it alright to leave his/her pool in with him/her over night. or should i take it out at night. all it is is the bottom part of a plant pot. the part that collects the extra water. it only holds about 2 1/2 to 3 inches of water. the duckling can easily get in and out without help. i do keep it in with him/her all day long.
     
  2. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    no do not leave your 4 day old duckling in the water, alone. not a good idea
     
  3. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2007
    pennsylvania
    agreed.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    depends on the weather and how well the duckling does with it. I have had a duckling drown in about 4 inches of water, so I would be careful. It is up to you, I wouldn't because of the mess factor but what ever you wish to do.




    If this duckling all alone? No ducly buddies? awww
     
  5. deeps

    deeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I know I've had chickens that were dumb enough to drown themselves at a few days old...
    I've never had that problem with ducks, but since the chickens I've always put marbles or something in the water for the first week or two so that they cant go under water at all
     
  6. DuckLover2399

    DuckLover2399 Avian American

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    I wouldnt my duckie drown because i thought it would be ok. [​IMG]
     
  7. BallardDuck

    BallardDuck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I'va gathered is that the bigger threat is they will get themselves too chilled. I think mine would never get out of the water, given thier druthers!
     
  8. desertdarlene

    desertdarlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't leave anything that holds enough water that they can get soaked in. They can get chilled and drown pretty easily. Drinking water is fine, but they don't really need swimming water. If you want to let them swim while supervised, that's OK.
     

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