are duck clumsey ????

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by annestanton, Aug 8, 2014.

  1. annestanton

    annestanton New Egg

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    My ducks seem very clumsey
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. The webbed feet of ducks are better designed for swimming than for running around on dry ground. This can certainly make them appear to be clumsy compared to chickens. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your ducks.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Well ducks waddle from side to side thanks to their webbed feet. They always look comical on ground and full of grace on the water. Do you mean clumsy, like falling over or tripping over their feet.

    Otherwise they sound just like ducks. You might want to check out the duck thread in the Other Backyard Poultry forum
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I don't keep ducks, so I can't tell you for sure. If you think there might be something wrong with your birds, you can post this question in our Ducks section for more help for those Duck experts...https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/42/ducks

    I hope your babies are ok.
     
  5. Aronia

    Aronia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  8. Aronia

    Aronia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!
     
  9. annestanton

    annestanton New Egg

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    The girls are fine, eating and pooing for England. They sound normal ducks from the threads thank you all. [​IMG] already love them to bits ;-)
     

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