~Winter water???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mamaof2wi, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. mamaof2wi

    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sure this has been talked about over and over. I did a search but most are for chickens. Right now I use a bucket upside down in a big metal bowl (pic below). I did buy a heated dog dish, but with 8 ducks I know they would go through it way to fast & unsure how to keep them out of it. What is the best thing you have used?

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  2. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in NH where it gets crazy cold. I plan to just put out big containers of warm water twice a day, with no food or water overnight.

    Easiest and cheapest.
     
  3. mamaof2wi

    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesnt warm/hot water freeze faster then cold? I thought I have heard/read that b4.
     
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  5. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you find a heated bowl large enough to put the bucket in?
     
  6. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope. It takes about 6 hrs for a 3 gal bucket of warm water to freeze, and that's if nobody is moving the water around by sticking their head in, so if you are just able to go out a couple of times a day, they'll be fine.
     
  7. mamaof2wi

    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think I can find one that big..but maybe I get a smaller bucket and just fill twice a day. Good thought thank you!
     
  8. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome
     
  9. mamaof2wi

    mamaof2wi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about wrapping heating tape around the bottom bowl. But would that keep the water in the bucket warm enough not to freeze?
     

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