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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dawnbaker, Aug 25, 2014.
Just bought 2 Pekins....any advice how to kept their water clean?
Which water? The one you have for them to drink out of or the one you give them to play in? If you're referring to the water you have for them to play in, there is no way to keep it clean !!! I'd fill my ducks pool with clear, clean water and not 5 minutes later, you couldn't see the bottom anymore...and it was only 10 inches deep! If you didn't know this before (I guess you do now), ducks have a tendency to get mud and water everywhere...lol !!! Unfortunately, cleanliness if not their strong suit. But what they lack in the neat department, they more than make up for with their cuteness factor. Now, if you're referring to the water they drink, the best way I found to help keep it clean (besides dumping and refilling it every 1/2 hour) was to either make the container opening too small for them to fit anything other than their head in it, or, and this one takes some work...you can remove about 6 inches of soil in approx. a 3 foot by 3 foot area and replace it with 6 inches of pebble or river rock. This won't necessarily keep the water itself really clean, but it will help keep the area all around the waterer from turning into a muddy nightmare. Good luck.
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I don't have ducks, so I can't help you with your dirty water problem. Good luck with finding a solution, though!
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I don't know anything about ducks. You might stop by our Ducks section and chat with all those Duck experts...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks
Good luck with your ducks and welcome to our flock!
Welcome to BYC! We're glad to have you. X2 on TwoCrows advice; I unfortunately don't have any advice on the ducks of my own.
Have fun with the ducks!
Hello and Welcome To BYC! X3 on the Duck forum, Metzer farms also has some nice articles, they also use nipple waterers inside http://metzerfarms.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-do-i-keep-it-dry-around-my-duck.html
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x2 on Two Crows and Kelsies advice
That's an easy one...just don't let them near it, and certainly NEVER let them get in it...lol !!!
No, in all seriousness, have you come up with any ideas yet cuz I'm always in the market for anything that lessens the mud flow around my place!
Welcome to BYC Glad you joined us! That is certainly a good question... Ducks are nothing if not MESSY! Good thing they are so adorable