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Nipple waterers for ducks? Chickens with ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by r709shackleford, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. r709shackleford

    r709shackleford In the Brooder

    Nov 11, 2012
    Southcentral Alaska
    Does anybody know if nipple waterers work with ducks?

    Anyone keep ducks and chickens? My ducks dirty up the water too quickly. I may try securing some waterers higher up where the chickens can get to them, but the ducks cant. Thoughts? Suggestions?


  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    no they wont.Ducks need to dunk their entire bill/head to clear their nares properly, and need water to properly eat. As long as food is available an open water source also needs to be available for the ducks.
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    I don't use nipple waterers, and while technically they might use them, that doesn't meet their need to wash their entire heads regularly to prevent serious eye, sinus and ear infections.

    Moving the chicken waterers is what many members of the forum do.

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