Keeping water in.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kada6305, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have a little rubber ware container tilted to the side and barried with the bedding so ducks can reach the water to dip their heads...well they take turns swimming. Takes total of 10 minutes to splash most of the water out. What can I use to keep the water in?
    [​IMG] you can see how I have the water in this picture.
     
  2. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] here is another picture.
     
  3. DenverDucky

    DenverDucky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't really tell from your pic but couldn't you use a feeder like you have for water?
     
  4. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's really not enough space for two feeders that size, ill look and see if I can find a smaller one though.
     
  5. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is a better picture.
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    I have it tilted then put the bedding around it so its even to the ground.
     
  6. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any time there is open water, they will splash it all out in a matter of minutes. That is why one of the reasons (the other being depth) I don't recommend chick waterers after the first week because they LOVE to lay next to it and splash a full gallon out.

    Read this again https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/750869/raising-and-caring-for-ducklings#post_10611711
    I added a link in the "WATER" section that has a pic of a homemade waterer.
     
  7. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    okay, thanks ! I did do one out of a gallon jug but they didn't want to use it ! maybe something like a cool whip container will work better then :)
     
  8. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how often should I change their bedding? it's impossible to keep it dry. But I am changing where they make it wet and poo (which is just the one side thankfully) twice a day. and changing the water a few times a day until I can make a homemade water thing. should I still keep the one I have no for them to swim in? they seem to really enjoy that. here's some photos of them sharing the swimming water lol. they take turns its so cute.
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  9. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You really should change it minimum once daily, at least the wet spots.

    When changing a waterer it is safest to leave the old one until you are sure that they use the new one. You also should dip their beaks bills (was just on a chicken forum) in any new one that you give them. Put a low contianer (like shown in the thread "no-spill ducklings waterer") that way it will catch most of the spills. A 13x9 baking pan will work, you can get one, plastic, tin or metal for cheap.
     
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  10. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is what I did. Is hole big enough? [​IMG]
     

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