My ducks won't swim in their pool anymore!?:(

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DuckieMama3, May 21, 2016.

  1. DuckieMama3

    DuckieMama3 New Egg

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    I have a 238 gallon pool for my 3 ducks and I JUST changed the water 2 days ago and it's still fresh so I know they haven't been in it when I'm not looking. I have shooed them into a couple times and every time they jump back out as soon as I leave. There IS a tiny bit of algae around the walls of the pool but hardly any! I read on another thread that most ducks like to eat algae so I didn't bother to wipe it out. What could be making my ducks not want to swim? Are they maybe just bored with it? I know they are always quacking at me to let them out of their run to forage in the main yard but before they always satisfied themselves with swimming when they couldn't be out. I'm getting worried about them!:(
     
  2. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some ducks don't like to play in the water as much as others. Mine used to jump at any chance to get in the water, but now they just go in sometimes. Depends on the ducks, I guess.
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Look up into the trees - are there hawks?
     
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  4. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    To get mine in the pool I put peas or something else yummy in the water.
    Mine love the kiddie pool. My problem is getting them out of it.
    Try treats.
     

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