Runner Ducks need for swimming ... Winter in MI

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  1. ct26

    ct26 New Egg

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    I am concerned about how to provide my two runner ducks with swimming water in the winter months in MI....any suggestions?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    What most of us do is put up our pools and only offer swim time on days when temps are above freezing, I use the heavy rubber cement mixing tubs, You can buy them at Lowes Home depot adn TSC I think mine was 12.99 a couple years ago. They can go without swimming but do need to be able to wash their faces, so you may want to consider buying a heated bucket for them it runs on a thermostat so only comes on below freezing.
     
  3. ct26

    ct26 New Egg

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    I have purchased a heater water bowl already; Thanks for the idea on swimming pool!
     
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Something that works for my runners is a very deep, large soup pot. No, no, no, not that!!!!!

    I mean for washing up in the morning!

    In the depths of winter, I bring them a fresh pot of water first thing, and they use it mostly for washing up. Then an hour later I refresh it again, and they use that for drinking. This was not my idea . . . . they led the way on this one.

    And when there are mild days, I drag out the concrete mixing pan and fill it.

    added (thanks Miss Lydia for the reminder)

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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012
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    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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