There Is A Duck In My Bath!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Oddyse, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, whilst my ducks are living the old duck house, they are getting very, very muddy. I only have one white duck and the dirt really really shows, she is also disabled and can only use one leg properly. So, I had the great idea of taking her in for bath! OH.....MY....GOD! Soon as she got in the bath it was pure carnage! Water EVERYWHERE! Im glad I live alone because I thought it was really really funny! Well, she is all clean now and is sitting on some towels watching old reruns of Batman! [​IMG]
     
  2. duckyfromoz

    duckyfromoz Quackaholic

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    I love bath time!! Ducklings are gorgeous...but letting a disabled duck in the water is even better. Floating in the water they quickly learn how much easier it is to move- and that they can actually SWIM!!!

    My Ollie can make twice the mess that a bathfull of ducklings can. He loves his bath time moving up and down- and flapping his wings - drenching me. Sadly at the moment- he is going through a molt that has so far taken 2 months and with his feathers so sparse he doesnt get a bath as often as I would like.

    You may live alone...but I bet I know what a huge smile you would have had on your face..and the words you may have used when taking to your duck about how much they were enjoying the bath - and at how much mess was made. I hope you decide to make it a more regular event, just with a mop handy for next time.
     
  3. Oddyse

    Oddyse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As soon as the new duck house is ready he shouldnt get muddy as its all pea gravel, but I will find an excuse to bring him up in the bath. Is it normal for him to have a really warm beak? I have never noticed it before! [​IMG]
     

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