When can ducklongs have their first swim?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Mccluckers, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have just got some call ducks and was wondering if they can have their first swim one is 3 days old and the other is 1.5 days?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Do you have a cake pan [rectangle] and a nice warm bathroom? put some warm water about 80-85* about half way up then put your babies in, stay right with them and don't let the water cool ,after they have come out pat dry with a small wash cloth or towel then right back under heat lamp. You will love watching them play in the water.
     
  3. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    They are pretty young, personally i would wait, while ducklings can and do go in the water @ that aging it is better that be done with young who are with their mother their natural oils do improve the waterproofing of the ducklings.

    I think my baby calls were about 2wks before i did tubby time and i did exactly as ML said, ensured the room was warm, and the babies were well dried and had access to heat afterwards, chill is a top killer of young.

    Mine used to dive in my bath tub lol
     
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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Thanks Going Quackers for posting I think going by GQ's advise would be better since she has Calls and has the experience. .

    Pics when you can..
     
  5. Thejperez

    Thejperez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When duckling are that young you can still put in water just make sure there not waterlogged and are dried off with a towel and is under a heat lamp. I do This all the time with any duck breeds. I make sure they can touch the bottom. It will let them do what's natural. Too much water can hurt them though so a few minutes for This age is is fineIt then increase the time when they get older. But This is just what I do. Have fun with you ducklings
     
  6. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always put mine in the sink on their second day when there dried off and beginning to get active
     
  7. Mccluckers

    Mccluckers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks guys .
     

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