Bathing Ducklings

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Songster
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May 9, 2012
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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!
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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
 

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

OldGuy43

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8 Years
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Ah, now I understand. Thank you for clearing that up.

If I recall correctly, we started ours off swimming in the bathtub at about 2 weeks, every other day at first. They loved it, but you can't leave them alone. They'll get waterlogged quickly. I think we started at about 15 minutes the first time.

Their are some that claim that getting them started early aids in the development of the oil gland.
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They're sure fun to watch.
 

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