Dusting Ducks?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by MakNat, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2008
    Do ducks need to be dusted for bugs like chickens do. I don't know, I figured sense I never saw them dusting my guess would be, Not . Does the water take care of that???
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    Waterfowl don't normally need to be dusted. You are right, the water bathing takes care of it.

    The only time you might need to lightly dust a duck is when for some reason they are unable to bathe on a regular basis and get some lice on them. I have a crippled ducks that I have to dust now and then, but just lightly. And always in a place she can't reach when preening.

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