water at night

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Stacyoung13, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Stacyoung13

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    hi guys, do I need to put water in my ducks house at night? or will they be good til morning?
     
  2. LlamaGirl4

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    How old are your birds? What been the temp at night where you’re at?
     
  3. DuckyDonna

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    No, you do not unless your ducks are very young. It will only make a great big sloppy mess for you to clean up. However, when our weather is very hot in the summer I do put a 1/2 full bucket in their pen but I put it on a tray and tie it to the hardware cloth so they can't tip it over. I know you're in Florida but I doubt its that hot now.
     
  4. LlamaGirl4

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    Oh you’re smarter then me! Lol I didn’t check her profile to see where she was located my bad.
     
  5. DuckyDonna

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    Ha, but you were smarter than me to ask how young they were. I didn't think about that until I saw your post! :ya
     
  6. Stacyoung13

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    Draka, girl, is almost 5 weeks, (I pick up Saturday), and Mr./Miss Duckles is 6 days old. Obviously Duckles won't be going out for a little while. I'm new to ducks and am trying to learn all I can. I know chickens don't need water thru the night. Just wondering about ducks before I have one out there. The lows here have been chilly, low 40s high 30s, but only for a night or two, then it's 50s. No real cold yet. I am in process of building house for them, I'll post pics.
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Feathered friends are awesome

    So your not keeping them together so they can bond? What breed is Draka Is she fully feathered? Have they met?
     
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    Draka is a 5 week old Black Swedish, she is almost fully feathered. I saw her last night :love, I will be bringing her home Saturday. I plan on letting them meet and play thru the day, but ,Draka will have to go in the duck house, and Mr./Miss Duckles will go in the brooder. At least til feathering. So do ducks need water thru the night? Or can they wait til morning?:idunno
     
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    They should be fine until morning
     
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    If you give them water in the afternoon then they should be fine
     
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