Duckling Question....

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Shadowhills Farm, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so this may sound like a really stupid question, but I'm curious:

    Should ducklings (or ducks) be able to swim backwards??

    Today I put my 5 little ducklings in the bath tub for a swim. They were going into the laundry room sink for a swim, but they are growing. While they were in the bathtub, Kung Pao the little dark duckling was swimming backwards and sideways. It was odd to me as he/she has never done it before....


    Thanks for the help [​IMG]
     
  2. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    They are very good swimmers and can pretty much do anything in water haha
     
  3. Duck_feeder

    Duck_feeder Drowning in feathers!

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    one of my ducklings was doing backflips in the water one day. Did it like 4-5 times but never again.

    all of our ducks including the ducklings can swim backwards or to the side to some degree.
     
  4. Shadowhills Farm

    Shadowhills Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome thanks for the info! I was just worried about him/her because he/she almost died in my hands when I got home. Kung Pao is also the smallest one and the cutest one (in my opinion), and I'm really attached to him/her.
     

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