Winter water - I need ideas

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by smurfboe, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. smurfboe

    smurfboe Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a question for all of you in snow/freezing land.

    How deep is your tub for water in the winter?

    If it's relatively deep, how do you make sure they can get out easily?

    I have this black rubber tub (15 gals 9 3/4 inches high). I have one goofy duck who pretty much lives in it (she thinks it's her personal pond). This morning I noticed that her foot kept slipping when she was trying to get out. I have two large rocks in the bottom hoping that would give enough height for her to be able to step up. I'm thinking I might need to add more rocks. There's a ramp on the outside, but that's not helping inside. The mouth is not wide enough for a ramp, you can fit two full grown ducks in it barely.

    Any thoughts/ideas?
     

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