Help! I've got questions about ducks!


In the Brooder
Mar 4, 2018
Hey so my family decided to get ducklings and I just have a few questions (we have 3 about 1 week old Swedish blue ducks and we have raised chicks two times before)

1. They have been playing around in their water a lot (it is a regular chick waterer) but their bellies are a little wet is this something I should be concerned about? If so what can I do to fix it?

2. Do we need to remove their water and food at night or is it okay to leave it in thier broader with then?

3. With our chicks we had to watch out for pastey butt, is that a concern for ducklings as well?
G’Day from down under Animallover.. :frow Welcome!

This is a link to the Duck Forum Diva mentioned.

I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

If you include your general location on your profile, this will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

You might want to also Find Your State Thread and pop in and say hello.

BYC has a Learning Centre and also Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. Down the bottom of the page there are some duck specific discussions, this one might be of particular interest to you:
Topic of the Week - Raising and Caring for Ducklings

If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)

Best wishes and good luck!

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