Tevye's Illustrated Guide to Hygiene

By Tevyes Dad · Feb 3, 2017 · ·
Rating:
5/5,
  1. Tevyes Dad
    This is a repost from a thread, but I think it probably works better as an article.

    Tevye, as the official Spokesduck of the flock, will now give a lesson in basic hygiene:

    The first step is to decide to clean up. Choose a time when there are no scary rivals in your pool...
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    Next you puff up your feathers. This will release the dirt and grime trapped there as well as let more water in to deep clean your plumage...
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    Then you beat the tar out of your feathers...
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    I mean it! Don't be afraid to go crazy! Dirt, insects, leftover food scraps all trapped in those feathers...
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    If anything or anyone around you is dry... You aren't done...
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    Give it an ultrasonic shake to get the tough stains out...
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    And don't forget to wash your face... (Pssst, Entie... get out of the shot...)
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    And behind your ears...
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    Now you are clean... You motor on over to the ramp...
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    And throw on a towel.
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    You will note at this point, my soft quilted chest is kind of lumpy...
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    And some feathers are severely out of place.
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    But a little time


    spent meticulously preening


    removing damaged feathers


    and putting the rest in place


    is well worth the result


    of wonderfully groomed


    plumage...
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    There...

    I think that went well...

    Arrrrrg! Girls!

    Why didn't you tell me there was this crumb on my foot? Now I feel like an idiot!
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Recent User Reviews

  1. shawluvsbirds
    "Too cute!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Feb 4, 2019
    This should be mandatory reading material for every duck. :lau
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  2. WannaBeHillBilly
    "Clean water very well used"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Feb 2, 2019
    Tevye is a great example of how clean water should be used. Make it dirty by washing yourself duck! I must show this to my Indian Runners, they got it all wrong: They get clean water, first thing is to dig up some dirt and wash their bills, then jump in and poop a lot and then "clean" yourself…
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  3. Miss Lydia
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    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Feb 2, 2019
    Tevye is the epitome of duck hygiene. Well done!!
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  1. Debs Flock
    Love it! The photobomb by Entie gets an A+. :thumbsup
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    1. Tevyes Dad
      Well thank you. I had taken a bunch of pictures for this and I had about 5 of approximately that shot. A couple of them were Entie free, but Tevye looked the best in that one and I thought the photo bomb would be funny. :)
  2. Tevyes Dad
    It is vinyl roof panels. They are fastened with machine screws and washers. It isn't great, but it works for now.
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  3. room onthebroom
    Hahahaha! That was awesome & Tevye is so handsome! What's your ramp made out of? I see pvc, a rubber mat & possibly zip ties. What is the solid surface under the mat & how did you attach it to the pvc?
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  4. PeepersMama
    XDXD that's amazing!!! Very well done.
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  5. FlyWheel
    Hey!He forgot to scrub his back! ;)
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  7. NathanZee
    Aww what a great story!
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  8. Yorkshire Coop
    Fabulous page and so entertaining! Congrats on other poultry POW :)
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  9. N F C
    Good job!
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  10. Miss Lydia
    Great way to start the day off.. We all love Tevye and Tony too.
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  11. Chicken Girl1
    Thanks for sharing! Made me smile :)!
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  12. Krazyquilts
    So cute!!!!
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  13. Bills vs Beaks
    Very funny! (thumbs up)
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  14. Wyorp Rock
    Love the photos and story!
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  15. CuzChickens
    What a cute little story!
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