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Top 10 Facts About Ducks

If you are a big fan of hunting or if you are a professional hunter, then the best thing to do is to absorb as much information as possible regarding ducks. Below there are various facts about ducks which will help you understand them better.

1. Ducks were once wild until they were domesticated by the Chinese many hundreds of years ago.
2. Ducks keep clean by preening themselves with their beaks, which they do often. They also line their nests with feathers plucked from their chest.

3. Ducks’ feathers are waterproof. There is a special gland that produces oil near the tail that spreads and covers the outer coat of feathers. Beneath this waterproof layer are fluffy and soft feathers to keep the duck warm.

4. Ducks’ feet have no nerves or blood vessels. This means ducks never feel the cold, even if they swim in icy cold water.

5. Ducks have webbed feet, which act like paddles.

6. Ducks can live from 2 to 12 years, depending on the species.

7. A duck has three eyelids.

8. Some ducks and geese can fly as much as 332 miles a day!

9. Duck males are called drakes and babies are called ducklings. The collective name for a group is a team raft or brace.

10. All ducks have highly waterproof feathers as a result of an intricate feather structure and a waxy coating that is spread on each feather while preening.
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