Watering station question

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by neetabeamie, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am making a watering station for my duck yard. I was hoping to use a pallet set on top of paver stones. With the waterer on top. The pallet has 1" spaces between boards. Is this to big for medium adult birds? I am getting 2 Welsh Harlequin, 2 Cayuga and 1 white layer.
    I just don't want my ducks to get there feet stuck.
     
  2. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the waterer set up that I will have on top of the pallet.[​IMG]
     
  3. Quackalackin

    Quackalackin Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm new to ducks and still learning techniques myself. Why are you raising the waterer on a pallet? It seems like it'd be a hazard for their feet, especially if anyone gets protective of the water and one duck tries to run off, it may trip and get hurt. Maybe you can line it with chicken wire or something to make the gaps smaller?
     
  4. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's to help prevent mud holes
     
  5. peepingtonsmom

    peepingtonsmom Just Hatched

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    I use to put a piece of plywood down than put the watering jug on top of that and it solved the mudhole problem for me
     
  6. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking I may need to stick chicken wire or hardware cloth on it but I would rather not if I don't have to.
     
  7. peepingtonsmom

    peepingtonsmom Just Hatched

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    I didn't have any of that on mine.
     
  8. neetabeamie

    neetabeamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you have a set up like mine with a pallet?
     
  9. peepingtonsmom

    peepingtonsmom Just Hatched

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    Yes but I used plywood instead of a pallet
     
  10. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I would get some of that small-opening plastic poultry fence to go across the top - no risk of broken toes or ankles. At least, I don't think so [​IMG]
     

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