How often do you let your muscovy ducklings bathe?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Going Quackers, May 30, 2011.

  1. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    We let them bathe yesterday(first time!) in a teeny little infant pool that i have, at first they were hesitant but by the end they were washing and having a blast. We've gone quite hot, going to be a high of 84F with humidity. Should i set up the pool again today or is that to soon since they were in it yesterday...
     
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    We are only in the 50's here lately but I have a pool set up all the time for my 1 month olds. I open the brooding shed in the morning so they can come out to play in the yard & play in their pool as much as they want.... I think mine like the water more than most Muscovies because I give them water access from a very young age, but they're just so cute to watch [​IMG]
     
  3. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    I have 2 ducklings that are about 1-2 weeks old (not sure when they hatched since they are with their mama) She brings them out every morning and takes them for a swim. I have a kitty litter box full of water next to the nest and I see them playing in it all the time.

    My rouens that I have in the brooder also have a kitty litter box and they bathe every day. They started it at about 2 weeks.
     
  4. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the feedback! i actually left the pool in yesterday, going to clean it up today.. i kept an eye and they happily went in/out thoughout the day just fine... Gonna have to upgrade soon though there growing like weeds:lol:
     

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