fresh drinking water

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

  1. mjclark

    mjclark New Egg

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    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.
    Monica
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    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!

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  3. streemers

    streemers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yup wifezilla right;)
     

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