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The gross truth about ducks...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by nettie, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    For my upcoming website, I wanted to include a section about the gross truth about ducks, in order to provide prospective duck owners with a clear picture of what they'd be dealing with.

    I was wondering if we could start a list that I may use on my website, so if you post, I'll add it to my list... Let's try to be specific, and go ahead and include particular stories about your ducks if you'd like... I'll start...

    1. if they eat extra protein, especially hardboiled or scrambled eggs, their poop will smell 40 times worse.
    2. their oil glands can get all yellow and goopy looking if they don't bathe properly.
    3. When handling ducks, they don't seem to blink and will often will get their "eye juice" on you ewwwww.....
    4. When petting a female duck down her back when she's "in season" a clear or white butt goo will come out.
    5. ...And her vent will pulse. ewwwwwwwww
     

  2. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    6. Ducks dont have that muscle that tells them to hold it so their is no potty training ducks.
    7. If you pick up a drake and he is... in the mood.. sometimes he'll "show himself off"
    8. Ducks poo in the same water they drink, as well as they filter the mud they poo in with their bills.
    9. Ducks dont care if they are sitting in your lap or being held against your nice clean shirt - they will poo
    10. Ducks dont care who is watching, or where they are. A duck is a duck and ducks will get it on anytime they feel like it [​IMG]
     
  3. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    11. Ducks are dumb. Seriously. I have a ramp leading in to their pool. Out of seven ducks, ONE gets how to use the ramp. The others use methods from flinging themselves over the lip to trying to fly in to crawling over each other to get in the water.
    12. On top of their freshly laid eggs is a favorite place to poop apparently.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  4. Scoop

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    Okay. I don't want ducks any more. Thank you for all the info. It's way more than I wanted to know! [​IMG]
     
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Quote:Oh come on! There aer WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more good qualities to ducks than the bad ones.
     
  6. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    LOL

    You still want ducks. Their entertainment value WAY out-measures the mess. Really.
     
  7. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    12. They must poop in the fresh pool when first getting in.
     

  8. Jess N Jeff

    Jess N Jeff Songster

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    13. Their poop can shoot out behind them like cannon fire, spattering anyone behind them....eeewwwwwww!
     
  9. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    Now in a ducks defense, their poo is easier to clean up than the poo of an elderly cat who can't seem to hit the liter box. Just saying [​IMG]
     
  10. allanimals21

    allanimals21 Songster

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    10. Ducks dont care who is watching, or where they are. A duck is a duck and ducks will get it on anytime they feel like it


    Quote:I was just explaining this evening to my mom how my ducks get it on all the time anywhere they are. We will be on our way to the coop to go to bed and what do ya know? There is crazy duck porn all over the yard.

    Not to many of my grasp the concept of the ramp or the step. A few do...but not many.

    14. They poop on everything! EVERYTHING

    15. They insist on eating everyone elses food before there own...wether it be cat food, dog food, goat food...you name it they want that first
     

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