Saturday, June 15, 2013
Duckling 101 - water and baths
Mother ducks have an oil gland at the base of their tail, that they use to grease their feathers to make them water proof. She will also do this to her ducklings. The ducklings oil gland is not developed yet.
If you want your baby to swim, provide a small pan with warm water, and an easy way for them to get in and out and quickly under a heat lamp.
If the duckling gets water logged, you may have to dry it with a hair dryer, or it could easily get chilled, and possibly die.