Water mess from Duck!!! Grrrr

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Hines1227, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Hines1227

    Hines1227 New Egg

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    I'm new here today looking for help with water mess! We have 6 hens and 1 male Ruin duck. He makes such a mess and we always have a mud pit in the run by the water. If it's an open pan, he swims and poops in it. If it's a regular fount for hens, he slobbers all around it! HELP!!! Need advice!
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote: Build a sand box over the "mud pit", fill it with a deep layer of sand, and the water will drain away
    Or better yet, build up the whole run with sand
    1 Cubic yd will cover a 10 X 10 area about 3" deep
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013
  3. Hines1227

    Hines1227 New Egg

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    Great idea!!! Thanks!
     

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