BATHING BEAUTIES

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Watching our Khaki Campbell ducks enjoy their daily dunk in the pond is so fun and fascinating to watch.  Even though we’ve seen their bathing rituals a thousand times, we never tire of seeing them enjoy themselves as they contort their heads/necks in twisted positions , splash excitedly about, spraying water in every direction.     The used duck water, rich in duckie waste, is excellent for using on the urban homestead’s fruit trees. 

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  1. Nancy says:

    I’m glad you folks are back up!

    I have a question about the big plastic bucket the ducks are swimming in, what size is it? Can the ducks get in by themselves? Where did you get it?

    I have one (small pond size) that seems too tall for them to get in and too small really for them to splash in. Last summer I made a system of block steps to help them up, but they didn’t seem to catch on to it.

    I know they need to bathe.

    Help please!

    Nancy

  2. Anais says:

    Hello Nancy

    Thanks for the warm welcome back… it’s good to be back up and posting happenings from the urban homestead.

    The duck pond we are currently using is an 80 gallon pond we received from our neighborhood nursery. Since it’s such a deep pond, Jordanne rigged a slanted platform so that they duckies can easily enter the pond.

    Before we got this bonafide duckie pond, we used those deep black trays they have a local building and hardware stores for mixing concrete. Friend of ours who also have ducks use a small kiddie pool. Both work well for bathing ducks and are relatively cheap.

    Hope this helps,
    Urban Homesteader

  3. Meg says:

    Awesome shots, I love these photos!

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