Lets all put our thinking caps on!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jjdward, May 7, 2009.

  1. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    This site is filled with great people by the way. I know that there must be a way to keep duck waterer clean.. We live in the best country in the world with the smartest people on the planet. I really think we can solve this problem. Any idea will be a big help. [​IMG]
     
  2. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OKAYYYY SHUREEEE!!!



    Oh? you meany my thinking "Cap"? not cap's?
     
  3. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck
     
  4. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I know we can do it!![​IMG]
     
  5. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trust me its impossible, they need to stick there bills in it, if they can do that they can make a mess, unless you have alot of time on your hands and can water then at certain times of the day and make sure there nose holes arent plugged with mud/food/ etc.
     
  6. KittyKelly

    KittyKelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking on it, but have not found a way yet besides building a pond or stream, lol.

    Come on you smarties! Help!
     
  7. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    I wonder how Commercial (sp?) duck farmers do it or do they just deal with it like we all do?[​IMG]
     
  8. DANNY

    DANNY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    GAINESVILLE, GEORGIA
    I got it ! Get wooden or stuffed ducks ! ha ha
     
  9. jjdward

    jjdward How bout them DAWGS!

    May 4, 2009
    Buchanan, Georgia
    Quote:Sounds like a good idea, I bet they wouldn't eat much either!![​IMG]
     
  10. CurlyLindsay

    CurlyLindsay Out Of The Brooder

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    I googled "commercial waterfowl waterer" and found this:

    Commercial brooders for waterfowl have a water trough outside of the brooding area which the youngsters reach by sticking their heads between wire bars. These bars are adjustable to allow for growth. One home-style method to take a flat pan and get some wire that the birds can reach through. You bend the wire into a cylinder that just fits in the pan and attach it so that the youngsters can't move it. This creates a small "pond" that they can't get in, but they can reach their heads into it. A heavy rock in the center will keep it from tipping over.
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKRaisingDucklings.html




    I've seen products on the market that are designed to constantly filter and refill pet dishes. Could one possibly be able to hold the volume of ickiness in duck water?

    $20 http://www.petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?sku=1192108

    This
    one has more potential, though: http://uniquedistributors.com/autopetoasis.html




    Me
    ? I use a shallow tub: http://www.raraequus.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=280 with a stock tank float valve: http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp...10551_10001_28397_-1______?rFlag=true&cFlag=1 and then have a piece of twine tied to the handle opposite the float valve so I can dump their water a few times a day without climbing into the coop. With the valve on it automatically refills. Sometimes the water needs swished, but the kind of plastic in that tub doesn't have the surface texture to get gunk stuck on.
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2009

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