Ryan McGurl wrote:Have you looked into khaki Campbell ducks? Supposedly they don’t need swimming water.
We haven’t started with ducks yet, but local farmers have recommended cement mixing trays. Sturdier, longer-lasting than a pool, and easier to clean.
This isn't really true. Khaki Campbells are a bit more petite but need access to open water as all ducks do. Ducks need water for a couple of reasons:
1. Bathe instead of dust like chickens, ducks will typically bathe daily with the correct water access. Ducks use water to preen essentially.
2. Their bills are specialized for aquatic environments and they need to be able to cleanse them with lots of water.