On The Duck Chronicles Episode Eight – Ain’t Bath Time Great the ducks are 7 days old and due to a stinky brooder got their first swim time while I cleaned the brooders out. First swims are just awesome so I didn’t want you guys to miss out on it, so I shot this short bonus episode for you.
Some keepers seem to feel 7 days of age is too young to let them swim but baby ducks being brooded by a mother duck are usually in a pond by 2 days of age or even sometimes younger.
Bathing them helps them to keep their eye glands clear and encourages them to groom as well. It is amazing to watch them swim the first time and to realize how much they are born knowing how to do.