Duck toys

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by dotknott, Jun 10, 2016.

  1. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read a post the other day that described ducks as puppies with feathers, and talked about giving the ducks balls and other toys for them to interact with.

    It's been on my mind for a few days now and I'm now wondering what toys folks have given to their ducks if any?
     
  2. boosterpacksmom

    boosterpacksmom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have them some bird toys hanging in their pen and a couple squeaky dog toys. They play with one, the other not so much. I hear them jingling the bird toys sometimes too
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I secured a couple of feet of nylon rope very firmly to the side of the pen, so that it hung down about level with the tops of the ducks' heads. Einz especially liked to tug on it. I made sure it would not come loose and be a choking hazard.

    Piles of fresh straw are possibly the biggest hit with the ducks.
     
  4. AceWeasel

    AceWeasel Out Of The Brooder

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    we got one of those balls you can take apart and put food or a treat into that would fall out while they played with it. but we didn't have it long, a gutsy squirrel took off with it before we could stop it. we need to find something to replace it with now. they've played with some random stuff we floated in the 10' diameter pool we got them too tho.
     
  5. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whole cabbage heads or halved cabbage heads.

    Adding 1 to 2 lbs if red wriggler sees to their deep litter.

    Halved watermelons.

    Fresh leaf litter pile and fresh hay/straw pile.

    Not really toys but they all keep them entertained for hours to days.

    I have a large population of salamanders that apparently aren't afraid of living with ducks. I can always tell when they've been playing where's the salamander.

    And this is after many rounds of duck hot tub party.
     
  6. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Duck hot tub party sounds fun!

    I forgot how much they really to love fresh straw bedding! I think I'm going to look through the closet and see if there's any thing that the dogs decided weren't fun toys and see if the ducks take hand me downs.

    Tomorrow is fresh bedding day now that no one is broody! Might even string up a cabbage too!
     
  7. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    YEAH...That was me...They love toys. bigger pebbles in their pool, bigger rubber balls, parrot toys. Nothing they will chock on........Tree branches with leaves in the pool. The dog...clothes, rubber boots. Your nice pot of flowers. tied up shopping bags...mud flap on your truck...anything is a toy too a feathered puppy....
    I love my puppy/ducks.....

    Enjoy, all that is safe? Is fun too a Duck...
     
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  8. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amiga, the ropes, were they knotted at the end? Trying to envision this.
     
  9. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Yes the rope was a quarter to half inch thick, knotted at the ends and secured very firmly at the top so there was no chance of it coming loose, and no loose fibers. And no way the fence could be pulled down, either.
     
  10. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting! Thank you!
     

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