Winter time water...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by davedin3, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. davedin3

    davedin3 New Egg

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    I live in Minnesota and have five full grown ducks, my wife and I both work full time and are away from home all day during the winter. (The summer isn't a dig deal because she is a teacher and spends all summer with our kids and ever growing zoo)

    My question is what can I do to ensure they have enough water? I have only been able to find a heated 3 gallon water tank, But they blow through that in a heart beat.(firing the summer I have a 9 gallon one I to off everyday) Any other bowls I set out are frozen pretty quickly (this morning was -9). This is our forest winter with our ducks, I placed a heat lamp in their coop and they hated it and stayed aso fat away aso they could, so I removed that.

    I'm not a frequent on this site so I apologize if I am asking a question that has already been asked. I did a little reading before posting and answered my other question I was going to ask.

    Thank you in advance.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2016
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.
    I would get a normal 6-8 gallon (22-30 litre) metal waterer.
    I would the buy a fish tank heater capable of heating
    Around 8-10 gallon (30-37 litre) just to be safe to stop water freezing
    That is why I would suggest using a bigger heater.
    Better safe than sorry!
    Goodluck
    Fionn.
     

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