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Nipple watering system for ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dianneS, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to ducks. I know that they need to dip their bills in water when eating, but is it possible to use the nipple style waterers, like I use for the chickens, in addition to their tubs of water? Their water gets dirty so fast, I was just trying to think of an additional source that would always stay clean. Would ducks learn to use a nipple watering system or would they just ignore it? Has anyone tried it?
    Thanks!
     
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes you can use the nipples as a secondary water source.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners

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    It may depend on the ducks - not all ducks have the same behaviors.

    I just change their water at least once a day. When they were ducklings, sometimes it was 3 times a day.
     
  4. cricketol

    cricketol New Egg

    Can you use nipples and a pond as watering sources? Or would you need more?
     
  5. dianneS

    dianneS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These ducks were raised in the chicken coop with the chickens. They had both the nipple system and a tub of water. I never watched to see if the ducks took to the nipple waterer but I do know they saw the chickens use it! I may give it a try and see if they'll use one!
     
  6. Duck Drover

    Duck Drover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks need to be able to submerge their bills in water and bathe. They don't need a huge pond but they do need a small tub of water at least.
     

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