Waterer for duck house?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Corrigan, May 2, 2009.

  1. Corrigan

    Corrigan Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 12, 2009
    What do you use to give your ducks water at night? They manage to make a mess from their water in everything I've given it to them - even those little chicken waterers. Somehow they even splash water everywhere from one of those. Is there anything you can use that will keep them from somehow getting it everywhere?

    And while I'm at it, lol, what do you give them their food in? I'm just curious about that one. [​IMG]
  2. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    Quote:Our adult ducks don't get food and water at night for that very reason.......
  3. Omniskies

    Omniskies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2008
    The only thing I've been able to find is anything that waters from a nib, such as water bottles and most of your automatic waterers. The ducks can't make a mess and they can still get a drink.

    We don't give any of our birds water in their pen at night. If we do they spend all night playing and making a mess rather than sleeping.
  4. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    We're considering having our water dish out in the run and having a secure run for the night.. but maybe not LOL
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    i have their food and water on a tray. its still messy, but it helps some.
  6. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    I use a 5 gallon bucket with round holes just big enough for them to stick their heads in.
    The holes are about back high i would say i measure how high to put them by putting it in the pen and seeing them beside it.
    I used one of those hole saw things you put on a drill.
    Then i have the bucket on a 2x4 frame i built covered in hardware cloth with a stepping stone for them to step up onto the wire.

    It has worked wonderfully they can spill and it goes right through the wire and they can't muck in it.
    And because of the holes they don't splash or bill it out.
    Now they still get food and other things in it holding food in there bills taking it to the water.

    You didn't say how big they were if they are small i recommend useing a gallon milk jug same as above.
    holes just big enough for their heads and about back high.
    Put it in there before you cut the holes to figure the hight by seeing them beside it.

    Their food mine are about half grown and i feed them out of one of those metal dog food pans.
    I give them a scoop of feed 3 times a day and i don't feed them at night.

    My little ducks i use chick feeders the long kind and it works okay.
  7. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Rabbit waterer [​IMG]

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