Dirty Ducks !!!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by emjay, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    and it's not what you are thinking..........[​IMG]

    my 5 welsh harlequins have discovered the mud around the pond, oh goody.



  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    Even with the mud they are just beautiful!
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    BEAUTIFUL birds! I have to LOL at mine when they pat their feet in the spilled water around the waterers and "make mud". It's surprising how fast they can pat their feet! [​IMG] The look of sheer joy on their faces reminds me of how much fun kids have when they're playing in the mud. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  4. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    Mine love mud too. Loving mud is an important part of being a duck I guess [​IMG]

    They make that happy grunting pig noise when they drill in it.

    I love ducks
  5. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I bought a tiny duckling at auction.. He was mixed in with a bunch of larger ones. Now "Puddles" is a full grown khaki campbell mix..
    Give him a bucket of water and he could make a swamp out in the desert! Hence his name.. What a messy boy..Love him anyway.[​IMG]
  6. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    They are still pretty... mine love to play in the mud too [​IMG]
  7. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    now that they have discovered the mud, they do alot less swimming. I usually have to chase them into the water before lockdown to clean them up for bed.

    they are also little beggers, I get no work done, as they are constantly under foot, and I constantly have to keep an eye on the drakes, they've got a bit of a "I want to attack" streak in them , now and then.

    they are brats, between them and my chickens and my dogs, I'm not sure who begs more.
  8. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    We had a mud day too. I sprayed down the area to get rid of clumps of poop and made them a nice mud hole


    Sly all dirty.


    Bam Bam says....Look Mom this is what I will look like when my big girl feathers come in
  9. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007

    Your Welsh Harlequins are beautiful!

    Where did you get them? How old are they?
  10. emjay

    emjay Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 6, 2009
    Quote:Thankyou !! [​IMG]

    I got them from a local girl, who bought them from a breeder here on Vancouver Island. The girl had them as a 4H project this summer.
    Then sold them at the end of the 4H year.

    They are just over 5 months old, and one or two of them have just started laying. yay.

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