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Funny to watch ducks eat

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by GordieH, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. GordieH

    GordieH Out Of The Brooder

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    It is funny to watch my ducks eat. They take a mouthful of food and then go over to the water and take a big drink. Guess they don't have salivary glands like us humans do.

    I had my ducks in the pen with my chickens until they got a bit bigger. The problem was that they dirtied the water fairly quickly. Not so bad that it had feed in the water except in this heat. The 100*+ temps cause the water to ferment pretty quickly. I now have them running loose in my fenced back yard (6' privacy fence) and they have their own feed and a big 12' x 1.5' pool full of water to do their own thing. They are loving it.
     
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, ducks are even messier than chickens. One of my ducks likes to root around with her bill in the dirt and then to wash it off in the water.
     

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