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Hydrophobic Musckovy?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nes, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. nes

    nes Songster

    Jun 22, 2009
    Outside Ottawa
    We got 3 little ducklings on Saturday, and I set up a little dog-bowl pool for them. None of them are big fans of the water, but one of them absolutely hates it! I can only get him to stay in there for a few seconds to cool off IF the other two are in there & I have to splash him first.

    What gives?

    I read Muskovys adapt well to environments with less water, but this is unreal! I thought all ducks loved the water?

    Louie bailing out. It's the only way I can tell Louie & Hewie apart, Louie HATES the water!
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011

  2. Welsh H. lover a(TM)?

    Welsh H. lover a(TM)? In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2011
    Cute [​IMG] !!!!! I orded 2 welsh harlequin ducklings from metzar farms and they will be here on the 29th...cant wait!!
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2011
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Each duck tends to have it's own personality. Some of mine love to swim all day long but others rarely go in unless their drinking it.
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Quote:My little muscovy duckling will stay in the water for a few minutes and then jump out. she's 2 1/2weeks old. My other Muscovy ducks love to play in their pool. Maybe it just takes time for them to get use to it.
  5. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Crowing

    May 24, 2011
    On, Canada
    aw, there so small and cute! are you warm right now? i'm sure it's because there little, i know at first mine weren't to interested in water they all now really enjoy it(7wks)
  6. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    I hope for your sake it doesnt turn out to be a dirty duck! I had one that hated the pool, i had to pick her up and put her in to wash her off almost daily because she would get so dirty.
  7. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Songster

    Jun 20, 2011
    i have four 6 day old muscovy ducklings and they all LOVE playing in water! i even put them in a kiddie pool with a couple inches of water in it and they swim and splash and play around [​IMG] these are my first muscovy's i've ever had but i'm sure like someone else said, it has to do with personality [​IMG]

  8. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    My baby muscovy seem to love water too. Sounds like you ave a character on your hands [​IMG]

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