Dusting Ducks?

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

  1. MakNat

    MakNat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Staff Member

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    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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