Ducks not Bathing

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Tikkajazz94, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a rubber tub that the ducks can swim in, and clean themselves, But they're not even going in it, just drinking. I think they're use to bathing and swimming in a tub, from the previous owner. I don't want them to have to come in to take a bath, they're outside, they should swim and bathe in their own space. Their 2 ish months old.
    Any advice?
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Give it time.If they want to go swimming then they will. Not all ducks enjoy being in the water as much as others.
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    What is their breed?

    My muscovy rarely swims. I mean rarely.. Maybe once a month - if that.

    It's also cold out. They swim less when it's cold.

    They are young as well, and shouldn't be swimming when it's cold and they aren't fully developed. If they want to they can, if they don't - don't force them :)
  4. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2012
    Lucky Duck Pond
    My 2 Muscovy's don't swim at all!!! but they are 5 years old.Give it some time to get used to things!!!
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Those muscovies are sneaky. ;) They may swim. Just not when you're watching, because that would be too kind of them. :rolleyes:

    My calls swim the most. If the pool is clean, they spend half of their day swimming. They don't like a dirty pool though. Who can blame them! :D
  6. Crafty-Duck

    Crafty-Duck Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2012
    Lucky Duck Pond
    Oh I know they don't! they are dirty [​IMG] the only time they get clean is when it rains [​IMG]other then that all they do is clean just their heads.
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Silly things! :p
  8. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

    Oct 22, 2009
    They do bathe less when it is cold...
  9. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Their Pekin ducks, they loved the bath tub, splashing around, and stuff. They apparently got waterlogged, So how do I stop that from happening?
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
  10. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they are not fully feathered you have to be momma and take them out before they can catch a chill. If they are fully feathered than they will regulate themselves. Its just like when you have kids you can't wait for them to start walking but once they do sometimes you wish they would just sit still. Kind of like ducks its fun until you have a mudpuddle the size ot an olympic pool that they made fomr their tiny baby pool...obviously exaggerated a bit but sometimes it comes close[​IMG]

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