Geese & Ducks


Ducks and Geese

Ducks and Geese have far higher water usage to body weight ratios than any other poultry. This puts extra demand on a watering system for duck and geese applications. To meet this increased demand Ziggity offers a line of drinkers with higher dynamic flow than its conventional broiler drinkers. High dynamic flow drinkers are offered in both Big Z and conventionally sized Ziggity drinkers.

Duck and Goose Breeders

Breeder ducks and geese demand substantially more water than their broiler and commercial layer counterparts. To address that need Ziggity recommends Big Z watering systems with Big Z drinkers. These drinkers are 70% bigger than standard drinkers, in both size and weight, to deliver ample water while providing greater longevity.

Duck and Goose Pullets

Pullets grow from day olds to fully mature egg-producing adults on one watering system. Ziggity floor watering systems allow producers to control water discharge to provide the right amount of water, and adjust drinker height as birds grow to prevent spillage. As a result the birds thrive and turn into solid egg producers.


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    Important principles and information for Poultry Watering Management


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Management Procedures

Download copies of Ziggity System’s tested and successful procedures for managing its Goose and Duck watering systems. These are your essential management guides for obtaining maximum bird performance from your Ziggity watering system.

helpful watering articles

At Ziggity, we understand the importance of water and its direct effect on production results. Learn more about water-related issues and how they affect your flock by reading some of these important articles.


Various manuals help ensure your Ziggity watering system is properly installed to make best use of its particular capabilities.

helpful installation guidelines

Select from the installation guidelines below for helpful tips and procedures that will help when installing various products and components of Ziggity watering systems.

    • PS1008
    • Installation: Regulator & End Assembly to Aluminum Profile.

    • PS1007
    • Installation: Ace Pipe to Lubing Aluminum

    • PS1006
    • Installation: TL Saddle Adapter for Chore-Time Nipple

    • PS1005
    • Installation & Removal of Metering Pin

    • PS1004
    • Installation: Clip-On & Adapter Saddle Installation

    • PS1001
    • Ziggity Drinker Installation – All Models

    • GL1079
    • Installation Instructions: Clip-On & Adapter Saddles

    • GL1077
    • Installation instructions: Floor Regulator & End Assembly to Aluminum Profile

    • GL1071
    • Recommended Setup: European Cages with Ziggity Regulators & Flush End

    • GL1068
    • Proper gaping instructions – Ziggity pipe connectors

    • GL1080
    • Installation Instructions: Bracket Placement for Floor Watering Systems

    • GL1082
    • Installation Instruction: Chore-Time Saddle Adapter to Ziggity TL Drinker

    • GL1083
    • Installation Instructions: Ace to Lubing Aluminum Profile

    • GL1081
    • Installation Instructions: Regulator & End Assembly to Big Ace / Big Z / Ace Pipe

    • GL1004
    • Adapter assembly: Cage End to Square Pipe (single line setup)

    • GL1066
    • Tool for easy installation of the TL saddle adapter onto Plasson pipe.

    • GL1000
    • Aktive drinker installation and removal procedure

    • GL1005
    • Adapter assembly: Cage Regulator to square pipe (single line set up)

    • GL1006
    • Adapter assembly: Cage regulator to square pipe (two line setup per level)

    • GL1017
    • Square Pipe to Big Ace & 1″ PVC Fittings

    • GL1032
    • Glue Procedures for 2235 and 2463

    • GL1033
    • Water Supply Setup: 3/4″

    • GL1034
    • Water Supply Setup: 1″

    • GL1035
    • Water Supply Setup: 1 1/2″

    • GL1040
    • Adapter Assembly: Cage Regulator & End Assembly to 3/4″ PVC Pipe

    • GL1041
    • Installation Instructions: Ziggity Support & Water Bearing Pipes to Val/Cumberland

    • GL1042
    • Slope Neutralizer Placement: Floor Watering Systems – Laser Method

    • GL1055
    • Installation: Preventing Support Pipe Separation

    • GL1057
    • Installation: Cord Adjuster

misc. guidelines and warnings

Select from the categories below to view guidelines and technical support information for your Ziggity watering system or parts.

    • GL1070
    • Pipe Connector to Pipe Interface: 260, 896 & 2672

    • GL1069
    • Field Fix: loose floor end assemblies

    • GL1023
    • Solenoid Flush Valve Field Repair & Maintenance

    • GL1074
    • Water Capacity for Ziggity Drinker Pipes and Water Supply Pipes.

    • GL1043
    • Ziggity Aktive Drinker interface with Val nipple saddles

    • GL1007
    • Compatibility: Clip-On Brackets to Big Z and Clip-On Saddles

    • GL1008
    • Compatibility: Clip-On Brackets to TL Saddle

    • GL1009
    • Drinker Manufacturing Date Codes

    • GL1016
    • Replacement: End Assembly Male Hose Adapter Outlet – Previous Non-Current Version

    • GL1027
    • Recommended Drain Hose Set Up Into Holding Tank

    • GL1028
    • TL & Big Z Disassembly and Reassembly

    • GL1029
    • Aktive Drinker Disassembly and Reassembly

    • GL1031
    • Non-Recommended Drain Hose Setup

    • GL1038
    • Actual Size: Ace, Big Ace & Big Z Pipes

    • GL1030
    • Filter Setup for Cage Operation

    • GL1045
    • Recommended Spraying Procedures: TL Start Grow Systems

    • GL1052
    • Warning: Never Use Pliers on Ziggity Drinkers

    • GL1056
    • Field Fix: Riser Tube Cap

    • GL1058
    • Field Fix: Slope Neutralizer

    • GL1059
    • B&D-Max Activator Disassembly & Reassembly

    • GL1060
    • Old Versus Current Aktive Drinkers: Visual Differences


Ziggity literature covers a rage of watering system products that are designed to maximize results for different types of poultry.