Pekin duckling problem

Disturbed742

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
41
1
24
Indiana
how do I keep them from trying to take a bath in the drinking water because right after I cleaned it they got it Soaked I think that's what's causing them to get this way.
 

WooingWyandotte

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
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Nor cal
how do I keep them from trying to take a bath in the drinking water because right after I cleaned it they got it Soaked I think that's what's causing them to get this way.
All the ducks I've ever owned always dirty up the water. But then again they're water fowl! I would just change it as needed, b/c there's not really anyway to stop them from swimming. :)
 

Disturbed742

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
41
1
24
Indiana
All the ducks I've ever owned always dirty up the water. But then again they're water fowl! I would just change it as needed, b/c there's not really anyway to stop them from swimming. :)
Its the beading they are soaking and than they lay on it and soaking them selves not to menschen the smell.
And yes I use cider chips in the bottom to cut down on the smell.
 

WooingWyandotte

Crowing
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
8,966
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Nor cal
Its the beading they are soaking and than they lay on it and soaking them selves not to menschen the smell.
And yes I use cider chips in the bottom to cut down on the smell.
I've heard cider chips are poisonous to chickens don't know about ducks (just a heads up). At the feed store I work at we use ABL pellet bedding for the ducks. Helps a little.
 

Disturbed742

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 18, 2014
41
1
24
Indiana
I've heard cider chips are poisonous to chickens don't know about ducks (just a heads up). At the feed store I work at we use ABL pellet bedding for the ducks. Helps a little.
Thanks for the heads up I been thinking of changing to straw but I will see about the pellets.
 

rebcart1905

In the Brooder
5 Years
Mar 11, 2014
73
3
43
Princeton, Minnesota
Lots of ideas on here for keeping their "drinking/swimming" area in one spot and the bedding dry---- I used a 9x13cake pan, with a matching sized cooling rack on top---placed two small cat dishes full of water on top of there for them to splash about as they please, the water/muck falls below and bedding stays dry....now that mine are older (just 3 weeks later) Ive swapped to a larger tupperware tote, with river rock on the bottom for them to really splash about in....does get a little more soggy around the edges but not to bad.
 
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