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water for ducklings in brooder

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by featherfooted, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. featherfooted

    featherfooted Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    How do you keep your ducklings from soaking the whole brooder with their water? I am having a hard time keeping them from wetting whole brooder and with it so cool I worry about them getting wet.

  2. I brood my ducklings on wire cages up off of the ground. This way, the water just falls on the ground and i dont have to worry about the shavings clogging up the waterer and acting like a wick.
  3. deamccoy

    deamccoy Hatching

    May 6, 2012
    We use the bottom half of an extra large dog house for our ducklings. I came up with an idea to keep their bedding dry and still keep the water with in reach. I took a Sterilite tub and cut the side out to match the door opening on the dog house. Then held them together with bungie cords. I put their water and foot in the sterilite tub and all the junk stays in there. Be sure not to cut all the way to the bottom. you might want a small ramp to get over the lip for them when they are small. Mine are 2 weeks and have no problems getting over it. Even my duckling that has a birth defect with his legs and is missing the middle portion of his legs can get in and out.

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