Watering your ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by twehe, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. twehe

    twehe New Egg

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    We raise chickens and have always used the Nipple system to have them get their water and I was wondering if anyone had any experience of using the nipple system with ducks?
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can use a nipple waterer, but they still need water deep enough to dunk their heads in.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, that alone IMO make a nipple system pointless with ducks...
     
  4. smithmal

    smithmal Out Of The Brooder

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    I use a combination of a container fitted with watering cups and 5 gallon buckets.

    The cups are for drinking and the 5 gallon buckets are for dunking their head. If you decide to go this route, make sure you 5 gallon buckets have a lid on them with a semi circle cut into it (to give access for the ducks to dunk their heads into). If you don't restrict access, they will make short work of the water in the buckets via splashing and trying to jump into it and you'll have a huge muddy mess near your water buckets.
     

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