Muscovy Drake won't take a bath

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Abigail E. Taylor, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Abigail E. Taylor

    Abigail E. Taylor In the Brooder

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    I have a solid white muscovy male who absolutely won't take a bath. Instead he takes a fake bath in the dirt or mud. He is getting filthy and gross looking. Is this normal, is there anything I can do?
     
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  2. YodaBat

    YodaBat Chirping

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    Stone That Duck!
    JK It's a duck! Yes it is normal to have a dirt¿¿¿¿ whatever they do. Give access to water and he will be fine.
     
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  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Drakes can have a harder time getting into pools. What are you using? Shallow pans or steps to get in and out of a pool are important. In general drakes bathe less than hens.
     
  4. DuckyDonna

    DuckyDonna Free Ranging

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  5. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    So do I. :idunno
     
  6. Abigail E. Taylor

    Abigail E. Taylor In the Brooder

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    I have one of those small plastic pools. I don't have a step though! That's probably what's going on, poor guy. The girls use it no problem so I figured he could too. I'm going to go and make a step right now. Thank you!!!
     
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  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    Boys are big Klutzes, they can't hop up on things like the hens can. I also provide shallow rubber pans where the boys can walk into and take a shallow bath.
     
  8. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life

    I have parts of a tree I stole from our firewood before split I place them around the outside of the pool so everyone can get into the pool easy
     
  9. Abigail E. Taylor

    Abigail E. Taylor In the Brooder

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    Okay, he now has steps. I'm going to find a couple shallow pans to put out too. Hopefully that does the trick.
     
  10. DuckyDonna

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    I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings. I don't know you but I do know that Miss Lydia has them. I was just trying to help!
     
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