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Discussion in 'Ducks' started by mjclark, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. mjclark

    mjclark Hatching

    Mar 31, 2008
    ok, so I have a kiddie pool for the 4 of them to paddle around in. I can understand that getting all mucky.
    But for thier small bucket that I fill daily, I know they can't get in, but how does it get all full of mud. It' s like inches thick on the bottom.
    What are they doing that drops all that mud?

    Stillt rying to understand ducks. I've only had them a month.
    Thanks for any info.

  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

    Oct 2, 2008
    They dip their bills in the water while it is full of food, mud, dirt, whatever. Then they swish the stuff through the bill. Filter feeding of a sort. This helps them wash solids down, or get the dirt off of tasty bugs before they swallow them.

    The first time my ducks totally trashed their water I couldn't figure it out either. It looked like mud wrestlers had stopped by and borrowed their water bucket to clean up!

  3. streemers

    streemers Songster

    Oct 13, 2008
    port orchard,WA
    yup wifezilla right;)

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