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Hi Chris, in the summer I always put fresh water in every day and they always enjoy it. :)
 

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sepprate of their drinking water, just a pan, how deep 3 or 4 inches........... i know there not ducks but was thinking maybe a kitty litter box filled up. hmmm -chris
A Cat pan works well 'cuz they can't knock it over .... but you only need an inch or 2 of water. They do an amazing job of fluffing the water thru their feathers. I currently have a big ceramic Plant Plate out there that has less than an inch of water (it's still cold here!) and they were out there splashing today!! Ever seen pijs in puddles?
 

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I use kitty litter pans and I put two gallons of water in one. Almost fills it to the top. An inch of water doesn't seem like it's enough. Of course, whatever you give them is what they'll use and they won't complain, but they aren't going to drown if you give them more water. ;)
 

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Yes Chris, separate from their drinking water, bath water gets too dirty! ;)
 

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My answer is no. After they are done with their bath, remove the pans. What happened is that if you leave them there some birds will drink the contaminated water.
 

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Pigeons love water deep enough to stick their whole head and shoulders under water so they can splash the water through their feathers. I use one of those snow saucers, where the water is shallow at the edges and deepest in the center. Even my littlest hen goes right to the center for her ablutions - even though she's on tiptoes to do that. :D
 

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I use cat litter pans, or large shallow tubs, or baby baths work well too. I notice if I put a lot of water in, often times some of them will "float" for a long time, obviously enjoying the water. :p
 

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A kitty litter box is great, and fill it up an inch from the top. They love to go under and really get soaked. They kinda struggle to get wet enough in just an inch or two. I have a large plastic pot holder, that would go under a large plastic flower pot. I usually fill both that and the cat litter box. But wouldn't leave it everyday, and don't usually leave it all day, for the same reason that RodSD stated.
 

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But my male will fight in the water
You can put out a few bath trays, try three or four if you need or even more if they still fight. That should do it. ;)
 

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I stand corrected! And my pijes thank you!!

Give them lots of water to bathe in (but do take it away so they don't drink it).
Wait til you see how much fun they're gonna have when you give them more water. Get the camera ready! You'll have just as much fun as they will.:D
 

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You can put out a few bath trays, try three or four if you need or even more if they still fight. That should do it. ;)
Yes. That's why I like to put out a couple. Sometimes one just doesn't want to share. When that happens, they can use the other one. Eventually the non sharing pijjie is through and moves on. Honestly.....they're worse than kids!:D
 
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