Water for cleaning

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MixWizard, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. MixWizard

    MixWizard Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I have 8 Muscovy babies that are around 9 days old, they are all doing well in my new brooder and I was wondering when I should give them water deep enough for them to dunk their heads and clean with?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    As long as you supervise them give them something to swim in like a long cake pan. they will make a mess but love it and then make sure to get them back under the heat lamp to dry and warm up. As for washing their faces maybe try using a large butter dish cut a hole in the top big enough for them to stick their heads into but not be able to climb into. place a rock in the bottom to keep them from tipping it over. There is a pic somewhere in the BYC archives on how to make it, very simple. heres one idea.. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/duck-raisinghousing
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  3. MixWizard

    MixWizard Out Of The Brooder

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    Excellent ideas! Thanks for the links!

    I will post up some pics of what works for them.
     

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