Ducklings first REAL swim *PICS*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by ticks, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    It is hot and humid today in VT (85* F) and really humid, so I thoguht I would let my 1 week old Rouen ducklings have a little fun in the water. They stayed in for about 3 minutes. Then they got fried and went back in for anotther 5 minutes probably. The water was warm so I allowed them to stay in. They had fun and dove underneath. I just noticed today, but when they got out and their bodies were dripping, they have HUGE heads and scrawny little bodies. They are now outside with a board over the brooder so they have shade. They are drying with a nice breeze. Here are some pics I took.
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    After they dried
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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like they had a great time! They are just adorable, Ticks. [​IMG]
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    Hee hee hee. Very cute. [​IMG]
     
  4. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    thanks!
     
  5. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Ponder
    They look like they enjoyed that! You never realize how dinky their wings are till their wet, huh?[​IMG] ADORABLE
     
  6. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Quote:you never realize how dinky their bodies are!
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Mine had a little dip yesterday - in a caserole dish under their heat lamp - LOLOL

    I'm going to build a little enclosure outside for them, to keep them safe from chickens...
     
  8. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Could they swim or just stand Wildsky?
     
  9. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Okla-Homa
    very very cute!!! My daughter saw them and said aaaaaaawwwww! She's four...so I guess we're getting ducks soon. How can I resist that reaction? [​IMG] [​IMG]


    again adorable ducklings!!!
     
  10. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Thanks I am proud of them! [​IMG]
     

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