baby's first bath * PIC ADDED *

Crazy4Chicks

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I thought my little triplets would like a trip to the local water park for a little bath - they were scared at first but that quickly changed to splashing and playing - they were only allowed a very short visit this time but hopefully the weather will warm back up in a day or two and I will let them play again.

So here is Peanut, Topknot,Uno haveing some fun





Julie
 

Run-A-Muck Ranch

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In the middle of nowhere!!!
oh so cute...
Do you need to dry them off when they get out seeings how they don't have the mom there to put her oils on them?? Just curious as I know that is what my mom did with both the baby ducks and geese she had.
 

Crazy4Chicks

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while the little ones were playing I went and cleaned thier brooder added fresh shavings and a warm washcloth from the dryer - also grabbed a hand towel and DH would hand one baby to me at a time and I would dry them off and put them in thier brooder - when all 3 were in I covered the whole thing with a light blanket to help keep them warm - it was a pretty nice day but I did not want to take the chance - they were totally dry in no time - and all that playing they did - they played themselfs right into a long nap.



Julie
 

Crazy4Chicks

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I cant believe how much I love these little guys - they were from my fisrt try at hatching any thing in my life - and I have the parents here so it is really neat to be able to have the whole family. I am really hoping I have more females with these 3 so they can stay here and I can watch them grow - if they happen to be males they will go live at the zoo and be a part of the petting zoo there since they were home hatched and hand raised - and I sill will be able to see them.

Julie
 

Crazy4Chicks

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actually these are muttducks LOL the mom to all 3 is a cayuga - the daddy to Topknot is my creasted -- the daddy to Uno ( the odd colored fellow ) we are thinking is my Pekin , and as far as Peanut - not sure who her daddy is LOL

so we have a cayuga/creasted -- cayuga/pekin -- cayuga/creasted or pekin

either way they are way to cute - they follow each other everywhere and if I take one out to hold him the other 2 go nuts waiting for thier brother/sister to come back
they remind me of the parents outside - those 3 do the same thing where one goes they all go - I am looking forward to the babies getting old enough to join their mom and dad(s).

Julie
 

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Puna, Big Island, HI
So very cute
Thanks for sharing.
I wish I had a pond out here, I'd have all sorts of water fowl. I love runners and the little call ducks and geese. We have to have water trucked in though, (thanks to the 5 bzillion surrounding non-dry grow vineyards having successfully messed with the water table over the past decade) so unfortunately there is not spare enough to make one.
 

Crazy4Chicks

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well I dont have a pond either just a little kiddie pool - now with these little ones that brings us to 6 ducks - but I can only keep females - so if 1-2 of them are staying I am going to have to get at least one bigger pool and keep the kiddie pool for the babies. sad my ducks will have at least 2 pools and I am stuck to sweat and die from the heat pool-less !


Julie
 

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