|July 3, 2013|
|September 2, 2013|
Anyway, it's apparent in the picture above that the ducks are a little big for the original tub we got. So it was time for another one. I picked up a large mixing tub at Home Depot. The first one held 10 gallons. This one is twice as big and holds 20. My son had to test it out on the patio. Let me tell you... Emptying those 20 gallons of water was a chore... One that he didn't do.
I like to automate things as much as possible. That meant putting a float valve on the new tub.
I connected the float valve to on the tub to the rain barrel next to my shed.
ball valve for a drain. I documented how I did this on the first tub for the ducks.
I don't know how long it took for the tub to fill. I opened the valve in the evening and in the morning the tub was full.
As for housing... I moved the old chicken tractor into the area with the coop. The ducks have been staying in it.
There's one more thing that I have to share. It's a video of the ducks in the water.