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Have you hugged a duck today?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kurtjackieprovost, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. kurtjackieprovost

    kurtjackieprovost Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to confess a secret to you . Please keep it amongst yourselves.[​IMG] I trust in you all because you too are duck owners. [​IMG] I have 6 ducks that I take out of the duck house every morning and every evening I put 6 ducks to bed. I hug [​IMG] everyone of them and rub there soft, silky, fuzzy squishy bellies, nuzzle my nose into the backs of their necks and I smile.[​IMG]
     
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  2. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just became mom to two scovy ducklings and can't cuddle with them enough! i'm in love with their cute little fuzzy butts [​IMG] every time i put them away i snuggle one last time and nuzzle their cute little faces. glad i'm not the only one [​IMG]
     
  3. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    You sound like you feel like you are doing something wrong... nothing wrong with cuddling a duck - nothing at all. I was runing late for work this morning but just had to stop a moment by the brooder and give one particular current favorite duckling I have a quick cuddle.

    I cuddle all my babies every day- and handle the adults as often as possible too- for some it may only be once a week as a health and conditon check- but for others it means being brought inside the house for a bath or to sit down in the lounge room for a while.

    I do get scoffed at a little when selling my ducks- I always give them a last kiss on the beak and a hug as I wish them a happy life in their new home. Not so much when selling from home- but at an aution in public it can sometimes be a little embarrasing. But it really is only something a person who has carefully watched an egg in the incubator for 28 days then talked to the duckling as it tries to hatch- and thn cared for it for weeks... staying up late at night just to watch their funny antics in the the brooders.
     
  4. pekinduck<3er

    pekinduck<3er Chillin' With My Peeps

    i am a mother to a baby cayuga its so dang adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i treat my little babies like that.... i cuddle and walk around with them in my shirt and watch tv with them snuggled under my chin all day long [​IMG]. may be silly but i even got baby duck diapers for when they get older so i can continue bringing them in the house without all the mess [​IMG] my boyfriend thinks i'm silly for loving these little guys so much... glad there are other duck lovers that share the same companionship with their little duckies or i might start to think i'm silly too [​IMG]
     
  6. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks=Quacking and "rhabbing", messy, plushy, cuddly, demanding, puffs of joy. =my life. How could you not hug one.[​IMG]
     
  7. MrsKemmerlin

    MrsKemmerlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH thinks we've all lost our minds [​IMG]

    I, too, cuddle, snuggle, and kiss my ducks before they are put to bed [​IMG] And a good ole' chest scratch in the morning when they wake up before I let them out to play in the yard before I head off to work! I just don't see who would want it to be any other way!
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    I agree, I love all my ducks and try to cuddle with them often, but my newest duckling who isn't so small anymore is my all time cuddler him and I are bestest friends. [​IMG]
     
  9. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Quote:I know that's a fact! [​IMG]
     
  10. duckluck

    duckluck Dulcimyrh Ducks

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    Quote:That's it, I can't take it, I'm going to go run and tell... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was just looking at one of those cute squishy bellies last night, wondering how they can keep it so white when they make such a mess!
     

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