babies 1st swim

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by davekrista, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I let them swim today. They didn't really know what to think of being in the water, and didn't really swim, maybe I didn't have enough water in for them to actually swim? But after a little while they did start "grooming" themselves and each other and walked around so I think they still loved it. Maybe next time I will put in a little bit more water.

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    This is Daffy, - aka the troublemaker

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  2. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    I tell you it is more fun in the bathtub, because there is a shallow and deeper end. They will have more fun with each time the get into the warm water. The water does also stimulate the preen gland and it will produce the oil sooner then without swimming. They also learn to preen themselves when they do get wet. Nothing more fun then being a baby duck.
     
  3. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love that look on Daffy's face.
    They are so cute in the water.
     
  4. priss

    priss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup he looks like trouble to me lol! Cute trouble!!!
     

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