Leaving for the Weekend

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by tia, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Have you ever left for two days and just put several water buckets and a big pan of food in for your ducks? Will that work?
  2. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    I leave an automatic waterer abd feeder
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I admit I need to get someone to cover for me when I'm away, since their night shelter is too small to coop them up for more than a few hours except at night, and my nature is to not assume that everything will go smoothly.
  4. Ducker123

    Ducker123 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2011
    maybe you could do that and just get a neighbour to check on them?
  5. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2011
    We have great friends who take care of our ducks,and animals,while we are away. I would check if some of your neighbors are willing to take care of them while your gone.
  6. aineheartsyou

    aineheartsyou Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2009
    Dixie, WA
    I have my neighbor watch my ducks and geese for us when we are away.
  7. HottentotTeal

    HottentotTeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 12, 2010
  8. veronicasmom

    veronicasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    I would worry that the piggies I have would eat all the food the first night, poop in the water and then have no food or clean water for a day and a half. Or that they will poop in the food bowl, or something else ducky. Much better to have someone check them at least once a day. JMO
  9. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    I will have my niece keep an eye on them. I didn't think they would overeat, as mine sometimes have food left in their dish in the morning. They certainly know how to get that water dirty though. I put my water in buckets and then set the buckets in a rubbermaid tub, which I have cut down the front so they can get it, but not splash it too much, or poop in it. thanks for your thoughts.

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