All ducks have highly waterproof feathers. A fuck feathers are so waterproof that even when the duck dives underwater the Downy underlayers of feathers right next skin will stay completely wet.
Ducks are omnivorous and will eat grass, aquatic plants, insect, seeds, fruit, fish, crustacean and other types of food.
Ducklings younger than 10 days tend to swim and walk as a group, always close to mother duck, to avoid attack of predators.
Most duck species are monogamous for a breeding season but they do not often mate for life. Instead, they will seek out new mates each year, choosing the healthiest, stronger, best mate who can help them pass their genes to a new ducklings generation.
Ducks are outgoing, social animals who feels most ease when they're in a large group of other ducks.
Ducks are birds. Ducks are also waterfowl because they are normally found in places of water like ponds, stream and rivers.
Ducks can live up to 20 years, depending on the species and if we'll cared for.
The production of eggs is affected by day light. When there is more day light, the ducks will lay more eggs. To prevent this from happening, farmers use artificial lighting so that ducks have a bout 17 hours of light a day to produce eggs efficiently.
The eggs will hatch within 28 days normally, except for Muscovy duck which takes 35 days to hatch. The mother duck will keep its brood of ducklings together to protect them from predators
Ducks have been domesticated as pets and farm animals for 500 years, and all domestic ducks descended from either Mallard or the Muscovy duck.
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