Dumb Question..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PippyChicken, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do ducks HAVE to have water to swim in?
     
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    No, just as you don't have to have what you crave to exist. They love water, so why not give it to them.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    no they will swim in any liquid...
     
  4. can you hear me now?

    can you hear me now? Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol I know someone that has ducks and geese and the only thing they swim in is a oil pan that he puts water in. I would assume they arent dependent on water but like it since they are adapted to it and all. It sure is fun to watch them dive though.
     
  5. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's one of the reasons I won't be able to get ducks is because of the water. I already said that I would keep it clean,and empty it everyday. There is a pond right next to our house so I can take them out daily to have a swim.

    Teach97-Wonder what they would think about coke.. [​IMG]
     
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  6. Miss Ducky

    Miss Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't need it-but would be very unhappy without it. They will need to have water deep enough to dunk their heads in, and might end up swimming in the water dish.... [​IMG]
     
  7. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    mine like Mt. Dew!

    it amazes me at how quick they can nasty water
     
  8. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they are hyper! Lol

    That was also another problem is that they are nasty...Ever since I told my dad he was just quiet about it and that's a good sign!
     
  9. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
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    Mine have 2 wading pools that are emptied and refilled daily. They are funny though because they will go for any water. The dogs water dish, the footwash for the kids pool (high enough to be duck resistant), any mud puddle.... you get the picture. They are too funny. I love my ducks [​IMG]
     
  10. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww! I WANT DUCKS!! Escpecially cause I've lost some chicks today for reasons that could have been helped. [​IMG] Lost one I really liked too
     

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