Baby pool
Enrichment type:
physical
Items Required:
baby pool, water
Species:
ducks geese

Baby Pool

Ducks and geese should be provided with fresh swimming water to allow them to maintain the condition of their plumage, as well as for their enjoyment. A shallow baby pool is sufficient, as they just need enough water to allow them to dunk their heads in the water to clean their eyes and nostrils and transfer water over their body. Pools should be drained and refilled with fresh water daily, as ducks will dirty up the water quickly.

Sources

  1. Schenk A, Porter AL, Alenciks E, Frazier K, Best AA, Fraley SM, Fraley GS. Increased water contamination and grow-out Pekin duck mortality when raised with water troughs compared to pin-metered water lines using a United States management system. Poult Sci. 2016 Apr;95(4):736-48. doi: 10.3382/ps/pev381. Epub 2016 Jan 14.