muddy ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by benn2689, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. benn2689

    benn2689 In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2016
    queen creek arizona

    why do my ducks pick up mud and put it in their fresh clean water pond I just cleaned ( do they just hate me? )
  2. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Songster

    Jul 26, 2014
    Because that's what ducks do. ;) It is the bane of our existence, and of our clean pools and water bowls we try to provide for them. Ducks are partially filter feeders, so they like to dabble around in mud and dirt for tiny bits of organic material to eat. That is why they take mouthfuls of dirt/mud to their water to filter out (and also why they like to make ugly mudholes in their pens). It's just a duck thing. ^-^
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