Mudders!!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Struttn1, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Struttn1

    Struttn1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is nothing my duckies like better than a wet spot in the yard.

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  2. homemakerjulie

    homemakerjulie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my! My ducks do the same thing. As soon as I turn on the water for my daily chores, they are right there following the trail of water! I do wonder what is so great about mud, it must be good! I am enjoying our ducks, and they are so much more gentle than chickens. I do wish I could convince them to let me hold them!
     
  3. tbitt

    tbitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine do the same thing. They will even take the water out of the water pan and put it just outside of it and start drilling. You can hear the splashing noises they make with their bills. I KNOW what they are doing! [​IMG]


    I think they like to dig in the soft soil for yummies (I'm guesing here)
     
  4. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    They really do look like they were having a great time playing.

    I was so glad that I left the ducks locked in today. I was away from home until 6pm- and it was raining heavily from 10am. They would have had an absolute ball and I would have come home to holes everywhere and some very muddy ducks.
     
  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 5 inches over night, and they started their mouths up first thing wanting out into the low spot in the yard. I relented and they started their zoom-zoom theatrics before getting down to digging. It's a weedy area, more weeds than grass, so I told husband not to worry about it, we'll let them weed it until fall, fill it in and level it, then reseed it and cover it with fence.

    Little does he know I'll just give them another mud pit elsewhere. [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickInDelight

    ChickInDelight Never an Empty Nest

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    I let my gardens go to the ducks this year. They love these huge weeds, and the fat-butt Pekins tromp most everything down anyway.

    At least 2 areas of garden area are nothing but mud slops for my feathered hogs.

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  7. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feathered hogs! Oh so true, but never thought of it that way![​IMG]
     
  8. jenny_kap

    jenny_kap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:look how nice they look like if they have white feathers:
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    how could you not love them?
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  9. newbyduckmom

    newbyduckmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look pretty good muddy too...because you know how much fun it was to get that way!
     
  10. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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