Why do ducks stomp in a mud puddle

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by quackers619, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my ducks always stomps in the mud its very cool but i was wondering why?
     
  2. Bills vs Beaks

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    My duck Gertrude does it too and I've spent a week trying to get it on film. So far, no luck[​IMG]
    But my theory is that stomping brings up little critters to eat. When I dump my pools out, there are lots of little thing that come up in the mud.You have to look real close to see, like little earthworms a centimeter long, and a whole bunch of other critters I have no idea what they are. But it proves there are things in that mud that the ducks are eating!

    ps. If I get that video I'll post it here
     
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  3. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what my sister said........ I would love to see it if you catch it on video it is super cute
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

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    I'll try again in an hour[​IMG]
     
  5. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol[​IMG]
     
  6. RachG75

    RachG75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's called worm-charming! simulating the sound/vibration of rain so the worms come to the surface. or so some say.
     
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  7. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cause it is fun!
     
  8. Bills vs Beaks

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    Lol
    I got a video but I can't post it here(won't let me) and I don't have a utube account. Guess I'll have to make one
     
  9. quackers619

    quackers619 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    make one i was thinking about doing one for my blind duck
     
  10. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would like to hear more about your blind duck! I have a young drake who's functionally blind (he has very limited vision in one eye), too.
     

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