please help!!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by PaiselyPaxton, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. PaiselyPaxton

    PaiselyPaxton Just Hatched

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    I have 2 pekin ducks, Paisley and Paxton, and they are about 4 weeks old. I am worried because I think they might be laying down in their poop and bedding. I'm 99% certain that this is the cause. It gives them a brown belly. I tried washing it off with just water but it doesn't work. Does anybody know of any way I can wash the brown spot off their belly without getting them sick? I figure I can't use soap but I don't know what to do.
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let them swim. My girls come out of their house in the morning with poop in all sorts of weird places. They hop in their pond and they are good to go.
     
  3. Duckymomlol

    Duckymomlol Out Of The Brooder

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    At four weeks old you can start giving them supervised bath time. Dish tubs from the dollar store are a good size. Those stains will disappear pretty quickly. Especially if you're letting them do it at least once a day.
     

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