Preparing Ducks for Show??

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Ohne-Fehler, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Ohne-Fehler

    Ohne-Fehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you all do to prepare your ducks for show? We are going to be heading to a show next month and are planning on taking a pair of Saxony’s with us to the show. I am just curious what I need to do to get them ready. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try your local 4H club.
     
  3. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    minnesota!!!!
    wash~em~up!!!!
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    really theres not much you can do. give them some clean water to take a bath in and make sure they get there feet/shanks clean (might use a washrag or something to wipe them off) then put them up so they won't get dirty.
     
  5. Ohne-Fehler

    Ohne-Fehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there anything that you need to do the morning of the show before judging begins? We show Large Fowl Chickens so we have some prep-work to be done early in the morning. I have not noticed the waterfowl having much done with them. Do they need any pre show TLC?
     
  6. Mrs. Turbo

    Mrs. Turbo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2009
    ky
    we just give them clean water and the day before the show we use mineral oil on the legs and bill if they are dry....other than that there isn't much you can do. Never wash the ducks in soap, you will remove the natural oils in their feathers.
     
  7. Ohne-Fehler

    Ohne-Fehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you everyone for the information. As luck would have it their is also an article in Januarys edition of Exhibition Poultry on this very subject.
     

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