what do you use for a duck waterer?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Henrietta23, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I had been using a tall plastic canister with a lid that I cut a hole out of. My ducklings are now 6 weeks old and they've started knocking it over several times a day which is making none of us happy. They are about to move outdoors in the next two days. I have a round plastice tub that is big enough for them to walk around in but not deep enough to swim in. Is that sufficient for their drinking water or do I need a separate waterer too? I think the troughs on even the larger chicken waterers aren't deep enough for them to get their bills all the way under?
  2. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

    Mar 20, 2008
    I always use the gallon size waterers with great success they wont ever knock them over only when they start to look like adults do I let them swim in platic kiddie pools.Keep full of water or put brick or ramp so they dont drown

  3. mlheran

    mlheran Songster

    Until they're outside there's really no perfect duck water situation -at least, none that I've found. [​IMG]
    Now that mine have grown and are living outside we've worked something out. They do free-range during the day but they have access to two hanging cups in their pen for drinking. The cups are about six inches in diameter and about eight inches deep; they are placed high enough that they have to reach a bit to drink (they're emptied and rinsed every morning). For swimming, grooming, making a mess, etc they have a kiddie pool in the yard. [​IMG]
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:That sounds about the same size as what I'm using except mine don't hang. You don't happen to have pictures do you?
  5. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    When the duck were in the brooder we used this...

    When they came out we used something like this but bigger, luckily we have a little pond next to our house that they love to swim in...
  6. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Okay, I bought something a little bigger than the black thing today. So it should work.
  7. chickachickawhat

    chickachickawhat Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    hartford county ct
    hey henrietta

    there is a place in lebenon that rescues domestic ducks and geese. and you can adopt them. its basically like a duck/goose orphanage and you can adopt as many as u want

    here there website.

  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:Thanks chicka! I've seen the site before but haven't been there. It's very close to me too. I want to go check it out this summer.

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