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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SuperPeacockman, Jun 1, 2011.
Can runner ducks swim?
yes like any other ducks they can swim. It is best to wait until they have some feathering coming in and then only supervised for short periods of time, but our Trouts love the kiddie pools!
Of course! Ours used to love their pool! Unfortunately we only have one runner now, but more are on the way! I can't wait to hatch them!
My parents have said no to ducks because of their smell do runners smell like other breeds?
I dont see how they smell though? I love to smell my duck and she smells like Pine Shavings.
Maybe I'm use to their smell?
Well we live by a massive duck farm and it stinks!
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Massive farm + tons of ducks = Very VERY nasty smell!
The smell is from the dirty water, keep the water clean, no smell.
My Runners make more mess with their water than my Pekins do
In fairness, although the ducks themselves smell lovely, if their area is too small or their run is not regularly cleaned, it does stink.
And they do make a mess. Its absolutely incredible to me that ducks can make such a mess of their pen/food/water and still look as sleek and well groomed as if they've just been to the salon.
All that said, the ducks are by far my favorite birds in our flock! They're so much more fun than chickens or turkeys.