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Is it true that indian runner duckling cannot swim in their first month

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by karelwo, May 30, 2016.

  1. karelwo

    karelwo New Egg

    May 30, 2016

    THIS IS URGENT. i need help on this one. does anyone know if runners cannot swim in their first month? iam raising one and need to know. Please reply quickly THANK YOU! PLEASE REPLY [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Mine swim from the day after I pick them up at the post office. Just use warmish water, towel dry when done and it them ba k where warm when done so they finish drying and can preen
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  3. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2016
    I let mine in the tub when they were one week old, just make sure the water isn't too deep. :)
  4. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Southern New England
    From Day Two - mine started in a cake pan with 90F water - just an inch and a half of water reached their bellies! TLWR wrote the approach I have taken.

    Last edited: May 30, 2016

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