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Help introducing duckling to water?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by countyroad1330, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    I have one duckling that was a rescue, about two weeks old. It has been trying to 'swim' in its half inch of drinking water. [​IMG] I am wanting to get him to play in the water, so he is used to it. How should I go about this? All I've had is chickens. *ha*
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Get a rubbermaid container and put some warmish (is that a word?!) water in it and put the duckling in.....he'll love it.
     
  3. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Will he be able to swim?? Or I guess, float?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They can swim from day 1. I always put mine in some swimming water ....supervised....from about day 2 or 3.
     
  5. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    Uh! Wish I'd known that, I've been dieing to let him swim! Thanks Katy [​IMG] I'm going to candle eggs right now and then see how he likes the water. I will let you know how it goes. [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Just make sure he doesn't get chilled and waterlogged...if they get water logged they can drown. As long as he has his heat lamp to dry out under he'll be fine.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    So did he like his swim? [​IMG]
     
  8. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    I couldn't find anything big enough for him, so I filled the sink. I don't think he liked that his feet didn't touch. He only went in twice, and I didn't push it. He was so happy in my lap afterward! Clark came home in his police unifom and it scared the duckling, though. *haha*
     

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