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Water dish depth

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Deester, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. Deester

    Deester Out Of The Brooder

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    Please with Winter knocking on our back door I started up the homemade water heater system. It uses a cinder block and light bulb.

    The question I have is how deep does the drinking water need to be to wash the ducks sinus. I use about a 8" deep water container but when it's on top of the cinder block it pretty high up. I put a half high concrete step to it but was wondering if I should lower the depth but increase the width instead. If I increase the width it would only be 3-4" is that deep enough?

    Denise
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Hi, Denise, [​IMG]

    8 inches is probably a good depth for an adult duck to be able to wash his or her entire head in. My runners' bills are probably 3 inches long, their heads another two. I have not measure them, this is just an estimate.

    Do the ducks use what you have set up? It is mostly up to them. But I would stick with the deeper waterer.
     
  3. Deester

    Deester Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I'm they are drinking it from the step. Thanks again.

    Denise
     

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