Pool Ducks

Jul
26


Oh happy day for the ducks! They have a baby pool now!


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on July 26, 2010  

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  1. 7-26
    1:53
    am

    Oh so cute! My daughter is BEGGING me for ducks. I dunno, but your pics sure make them look like a lot of fun. ;)

  2. 7-26
    6:44
    am

    Now isn’t that cute! :duck:

  3. 7-26
    6:52
    am

    Don’t they just love the water! My Indian Runners haven’t quite gotten bold enough to leave the barn yet. They look out the door at my white duck while she swims, so I guess some day they’ll race out and straight into the water. Until then I give them a gallon milk carton with the top cut off, filled with water so they can dunk their heads.

    Ducks are GREAT fun!

  4. 7-26
    7:15
    am

    I’ve been thinking about some ducks. Can they co-exist with chickens? I have 10 full-grown hens and six slightly-over-a-month old chicks. Is it possible to have ducks without water? No pond in sight here so water would be a problem. They are very cute, though.

  5. 7-26
    8:07
    am

    Ducks and chickens can live together. The ducks can do all right without a pond as long as they have plenty of water, more than just the drinking water you give chickens. Ducks want to get in their with their bills especially but also their whole bodies. A big tub of water would help, something they can climb into. It doesn’t have to be as big as a baby pool, but they would prefer that.

  6. 7-26
    9:14
    am

    Happy Ducks !

  7. 7-26
    11:11
    am

    so cute – makes me wish I had some ducks

  8. 7-26
    12:20
    pm

    LOL :shimmy:

  9. 7-26
    12:37
    pm

    Makes me think of the Quack Quack! poem by Dr. Seuss:

    We have two ducks.

    One Blue. One Black.

    And when our blue duck goes “Quack-Quack”

    Our black duck quickly quack-quacks back.

    The quacks Blue quacks make her quite a quacker,

    But Black is a quicker quacker-backer.

  10. 7-26
    1:48
    pm

    I did the same for my muscovy ducks. This breed does not need a pond but they do enjoy it. There’s nothing cuter than seeing the baby ducklings taking a swim, but boy did we ever learn how dangerous the pool is for the newborn ducks with their lack of power and the slippy plastic side. We almost lost one twice before we solved the problem via staking up rocks for them to grip onto. Definitely going to add a pond in the future though, I much prefer the ducks to my bantam chickens – more hardy, better mother, much cuter, and they keep the bug population down quite a bit.

  11. 7-27
    8:12
    am

    I’m glad to see that my ducks aren’t the only ones whose water looks like that! I change it and within 30 minutes it’s brown again!

  12. 7-27
    8:29
    am

    Ducks won’t DIE without access to a pond, but it IS cruel to keep ducks without providing a proper environment – i.e. a pond or somewhere they can fully submerge and preferably paddle. Ducks in nature will ALWAYS be by water, so if you don’t have water, then you shouldn’t get ducks.

  13. 7-27
    10:42
    am

    Okay, a silly novice question…. What keeps the ducks from flying away?

  14. 7-27
    10:51
    am

    Deb, most domesticated ducks can’t fly. Their bodies are too heavy for their wing size. Chickens can fly better than domesticated ducks!

  15. 7-27
    10:53
    am

    Oh, how interesting! Thanks for filling me in! :airkiss:

  16. 7-27
    7:58
    pm

    I draped the netting you buy to keep birds off your fruit trees over my duck/geese enclosure to keep them put and wild birds from stealing their food and transferring disease. (And yes, mine have a nice big pool to play in and have ducky fun)

  17. 8-2
    2:51
    pm

    I use to have Rouen ducks years ago. They are like Mallards but larger. They were cute but they were so mean to one another!! :devil2:

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