1 week old ducklings first swim?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stone_family3, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 inch pie plate too deep for a 75 degrees swim day?
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    if laying down the heads are under/in water it's deep enough to be a hazard, always watch baby ducklings when swimming.

    I take mine in deep water but only let them swim 15-30 min or until they are tired.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks this is only like 2 inches.
     
  4. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    When they get tired they will not have the sense to get out of the water, if they get too tired they will waterlogged as they are not waterproof, then they can drown.

    The safest way is to watch them the whole time they have access to it.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i'v never had that problem my ducklings get in and out by themselves and they were 1.5 weeks old. mine are mallards and cayguas, and i'm hoping to add some moscovys here soon as well
     
  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine seemed totally fine getting in and out more then swimming. They were even more happy with the soggy ground.
     
  7. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    OK than I had dumb ducklings once, one wouldn't get out (but could have) - these are babies, just be careful.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    mine just sit and play in it occasionally. its a small kitten litter pan probably 2 inches deep and that's it they love getting in and searching the water for food. they stay out of it more than in it
     

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