Beulah Petunia drinks 20-30 gallons of water a day. There is no creek for her now that we’ve moved her up closer to the house, though there are springs on the hillside that create pools of water throughout most of the year. It’s incredibly dry right now, though, so that doesn’t help. We have a hose run out to the chicken house to fill the ducks’ pool and the chickens’ water, and I use that to fill 5-gallon buckets several times a day for Beulah Petunia.
There’s a leak in the hose that squirts water into the chicken yard whenever I’m filling Beulah Petunia’s buckets.
Need I say more?
The ducks take turns sticking their beaks right into the spurting water. Such a simple thing, and it makes them so happy.
I love ducks!
P.S. Aside from the crowing, that noise you hear? That’s what guineas sound like.