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Bathing Ducklings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by fowl farm, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

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    I know that they can swim from day 1, but should I give it a couple of days since they won't have their mom's oil? And give me the 'how', please![​IMG]
     

  2. I started ours when they were about 4-5 days old, with just a shallow bowl that they could splash in. I never have actually "bathed" them.
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Did your ducklings hatch and i missed your post?
     
  4. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

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    They hatched, but I haven't posted yet. I've still got one coming
     
  5. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

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    I meant letting them swim. Sorry!
     
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Exciting news, how many so far? hows mom doing?
     
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  7. fowl farm

    fowl farm Songster

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    Out of 6 eggs, 4 have hatched, 1 is working on it, and 1 died in the egg. Fish is doing great. Once she can fold her wing we'll let her go. With supervision, in case the others aren't nice
     

  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Is Fish sitting on the eggs as they are hatching? Glad to hear she is doing great..
     
  9. fowl farm

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    No, she rejected them. We tried to get her to, and lost four eggs because of it.
     
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