Food and water
RSPCA welfare standards
for domestic/common ducks
10 February 2015
* indicates an amendment
FW 2.32 * Open water facilities that allow birds full body access must be emptied and cleaned out at least:
a) every 16 hours
b) twice within each 24 hour period.
It is important that open water sources are cleaned out regularly to prevent the build up of any
harmful contaminants. Investigating the use of automated filtering systems to clean and recycle
water is strongly encouraged.