Our ducks are being quiet? No way.

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Moochie, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2010
    North Edwards
    We moved our ducks to their new enclosure in the late evening. They have a good sized pond now, and they really enjoy being able to swim in it. And they're being quiet. I can't believe it. Usually they'd be all quacking like crazy. Why suddenly quiet?
    Before they would make ALOT of noise when they wanted their kiddie pool changed.. Now.. Peace. They've already made the water dirty though. Hopefully it will last us a week.. I was planning to change it once a week with a water pump and through this hole in our fence that would water both the grass outside and inside the fence.

    It's cold outside too. I bet that water is cold, why are they still swimming in it? I know their feathers keep em' warm but what about their feets?
  2. bayyjayy

    bayyjayy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    I have decided that ducks are just plain weird creatures. Last winter (dreading it again this year) I would have to go out and use a sledgehammer to break the ice on the pond, then use a shovel to fish out the huge chuncks of ice......and here all the ducks are impatiently hopping from foot to foot waiting for me to HURRY, then they would get in and start dunking. VERY weird creatures. It is too dang cold to swim, but you would never know by watching them!!!!
  3. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Upstate NY
    We've had a couple freezes here where the pool was frozen.

    Yesterday was more mild, so I broke the ice on the pool ( almost 3/8" thick!) and tossed it on the ground near the pool.
    I got the ducks out and they merrily jumped in and started splashing around like it was the last water in the world.

    Later in the day, I noticed they got out of the pool and were standing on the ice that I tossed and chipping away at it.

    I thought it would be too cold for them, but........ real party ducks ! [​IMG]

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