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Old 06/02/11, 01:10 PM
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Automatic Duck Waterers?

Can Ducks be trained to drink out of automatic Chicken Nipple type waterers?
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Old 06/02/11, 01:17 PM
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I dont know, but I had a juvinile turkey drown in my 3 gallon plastic waterer yesterday. I had planned to put in the nipple waterers a month ago or so, no I wish I had. I doubt ducks are dumb enough to drown in a waterer, but probably still worth a go.
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Old 06/02/11, 01:30 PM
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Ducks need to be able to dunk their entire bills in water.
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Old 06/02/11, 01:36 PM
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I wouldn't use a nipple waterer for ducks as they need to wash their faces and eyes.
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Old 06/02/11, 02:40 PM
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I just happened to read this and found it very interesting:

That should answer questions as to the "best" source of water for ducks!
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