ducks are freakin cool.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by stargazingmommy, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My biggest question is why the little freaks will drink out of muddy puddle very enthusiastically and ignore the nice pool of fresh clean water, except to empty half of it in one try

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    Hope that works
     
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  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are filtering in the mud for food. Dirty water has more desirable "stuff" in it. [​IMG]
     
  3. Totes Quackers

    Totes Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *SNAP*.. I was just outside watching my quacker in a muddy puddle and staring at his beautiful clean pool thinking huh!?!.. Cheers Dianaross77 for answering my question!
    Clever little quackers!
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  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    You're so very welcome! Now, get the hose out and make some nasty mud puddles. They'll love you for it. Dirty birds!

    edited cuz my gramer left sumfin to bee deseyered.
     
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  5. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I dump their water bowls, they love drilling holes in the mud and dirtying up the new water as soon as they can. I wish I had the problem of their water staying too clean. [​IMG]
     
  6. MudHog

    MudHog Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I feel the same. I've caught my Pekins standing at their pool with their heads down the sides. Only for them to realize I'm there and find their heads covered in dirt.
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are drilling holes in the ground beside our pool..as the others splash the water out, the rest out of the pool are digging lol
     
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  8. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because I'm a duck addict it looks like I will be making big old mud puddles today.
     
  9. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They know fresh mud puddles in the yard mean worms. It is hilarious when one of mine pulls a fat nightcrawler out of the ground. The chase is on as the rest of the flock chases the duck with the worm trying to take it away.
     
  10. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is one of the funniest things to see. I love when I throw them something new and the duck who gets it first runs off with it until he realizes that he doesn't like whatever it is. He then drops it and another duck picks it up and then they all chase that duck for it, even the 1st duck that dropped it because he didn't like it.
     

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