Made my own duck diaper *directions added*

jdywntr

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Well, yesterday I brought home a rescue duckling. Its suppossed to be 3 weeks old and I think muscovy and I am now refering to it as a her so that hopefully its a girl. She is too small to go outside with my others. She is the friendliest little thing. One of my dogs is in love with her though she likes to pull his ears.
My problem was all of the little poopies. I don't know if I will keep her inside (DH is not aware of this possibility yet
) or how long I'll keep her inside. So, I decided to try to make her a diaper. My sewing skills are not great so I used a kids ankle sock and a shoe string.

What do you think?



Theres a bit of diaper in the bottom.

Here's another for good measure




And finally the dog who loves her.

 
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Miss Lydia

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Quote:What a great idea, did the diaper work? where's featherfinder? she needs to see this for her little muscovy.
 
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jdywntr

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Well, I didn't tie it tight enough so it slipped off to the side but tightened it a bit and so far so good. I went to the $1 store here and got 3 pair of kids socks for a buck so I figured it was worth a shot.
 

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Quote:and in the sock you cut hole for her legs? it is very cute again great idea, I am now on the 5th diaper harness for my duckling. that get pretty expensive, but I don't think I could find a sock that would work as big as he is now..
 

jdywntr

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I actually cut it down the middle of the top and cut out some for the legs. so its kind of like a T on the top leading down to the toe portion. If that makes sense.
 

Halion

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I'm glad you rescued this duckling.
I saw the ad a while back but I can't take any more ducks in. It's good to know she has a better home.
 

dianaross77

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Oh gosh that is so cute I almost couldn't stop laughing. Good idea and the colors are nice. I think my mom and I are going to try and figure out this whole bird diaper thing. I got some diapers for my Silkie but they really stress him out and he seems uncomfortable and keeps getting his feet stuck inside the belly part. I am thinking polar fleece or something else with a stretch would be better. Maybe bathing suit material?
 

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Quote:What a great idea, did the diaper work? where's featherfinder? she needs to see this for her little muscovy.

Found it! I might have to steal this idea from you lol. I seem not to be able to order gizmo a diaper that fits
 

jdywntr

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After class I will post a pic of the diaper.

I am glad that I got her too. She was living in a rabbit hutch in an apartment. Must say that she was pretty well cared for and well socialized.

I purposefully bought pink because I'm hoping I can will the duckling into a female. And I wanted to stop saying he.


I looked at diaper sites and it seems that they use swimsuit type fabric. She sometimes gets her feet stuck but only when she climbing up me to get to my shoulder.
 

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