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New to ducks, couple of questions: *PIC*

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kysilkies, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are absolutely in love with these babies!

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    Couple of questions:

    - how long until we can let them swim in sink or tub?!?!?

    - soft bunny bedding or wood shavings?

    - favorite treats?!?!?!

    Thanx in advance!!
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Pellet bedding works better for ducks, it absorbs a lot more moisture. They can swim in the sink or tub about 1-2 weeks, but you don't want to leave them in there for too long. Just make sure you watch them, and that the water is shallow enough that they can stand up in it. When they get tired they'll sit/lay down. Cute babies, are they muscovies?
     
  3. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Muscovies and thank you for the info!!!!!!!
     
  4. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy they look a lot like my mallard babies...
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  5. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    i am guessing they will be black pied scoives. for treats go to the stickiy at the top of the page
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    I let mine swim at a couple of days old. Short supervised swims and you towel them off and put them right back in the brooder. No problem!
     
  7. txredneckmedic

    txredneckmedic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was gonna say...I let mine swim at about 4 days or so in the sink...just make sure its warm water and shallow. Then towel dry and under the heat lamp.
     
  8. MusicManHens

    MusicManHens New Egg

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    We let ours swim at a few days old too, just make sure they get back in the warm to dry off.
    They really like lettuce scattered around in the water.
     
  9. MusicManHens

    MusicManHens New Egg

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    Whoops! I mean little bits of lettuce.
    And bedding wise, we actually like hay or straw, but have used wood chips in the past. The problem is that they make a mess with the water. It's good if there's an area where you can set that which has no bedding. Like put the waterer on a wire mesh over a catch basin (some sort of shallow large dish) so they have to walk over the mesh to get to the water.
     
  10. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    if you click the link in my signature, there is a huge list of treats. There is a jumping baby chick in an egg smiley after the treats you can give your babies, depending on their age...
     

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