stained feathers from newspaper ink- what to do?!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by SqueakyRoseShalom, May 11, 2011.

  1. SqueakyRoseShalom

    SqueakyRoseShalom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello All!
    I have been using newspaper as litter for my two-week old Pekin ducks, and suddenly their feathers are almost black on their bellies from the ink. Obviously, i will be switching to pine shavings first thing in the morning, but my question is, how do i clean them? the poor sweet things are filthy![​IMG]
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    Let them have a good swim each day until the ink is gone- it may take a few days. You dont need to add anything to the water at all - they will preen themselves.
     
  3. SqueakyRoseShalom

    SqueakyRoseShalom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Excellent! Thank you!![​IMG]
     

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