do ducklings get pasty butt?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by sunket77, May 12, 2011.

  1. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always have a least one chick with this problem but one of my little call ducklings seems to continually have a poopy bottom! do I need to keep wiping him clean and worry this will be an issue? sorry for posting so much I am such a newbie to ducklings!!
     
  2. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the duckling have water to swim in? This would play a major part in keeping it clean. Just make sure it's supervised when still young though [​IMG]
     
  3. sunket77

    sunket77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no I haven't provided swim water since they are still so young, plus they are with two little chicks, I haven't set them up a separate place just yet, BUT I can let them have a little swim every day ...I was just thinkings if I let them go swimming for a little while they will clean themselves [​IMG] I let them swim in a tupperware container for a little while the last couple of days (supervised of course) They love it!
     
  4. AdamD77

    AdamD77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah don't give them permament access to deep water, but give them a supervised swim each day and they will preen and sort themselves out [​IMG] Hopefully that should make things better.
     

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