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New Baby Duck Question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PickawayCountyFarmer, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. PickawayCountyFarmer

    PickawayCountyFarmer In the Brooder

    Aug 1, 2010
    My daughter just got 3 Pekin ducks that are less than 2 weeks old. Right now I have them in a brooder-box with 1 mason jar feeder and 2 mason jar waters. They are emptying both the water jars and making a mess inside. Is that normal or should we change the way we are watering them?

  2. MommaOrp

    MommaOrp Chirping

    Jun 6, 2011
    Derbyshire, England
    Thats completley normal lol, we elevated the waterer on a board to try and prevent the litter from getting wet, i'm unsure what else you could use.
  3. hayleyasaurus

    hayleyasaurus Chirping

    Feb 13, 2011
    East Windsor
    Hi, It is completely normal for ducklings to make a mess with their food and water. I got ducklings for the first time last year and mine actually went swimming in the water I had in a tiny tupperware that I had in their box haha. But if you go to any farm store like agway they sell waterers which are basically an upside down jug that only lets out water gradually and the actual drinking spot is much smaller than a jar so they dont make as much as a mess. They also make feeders the same way or feed dished that can hook onto the side of the pen these helped keep my brooder box much cleaner

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