Video on the Dejus YouTube channel: Today our ducklings discovered the joy of swimming.
Today, the ducklings discovered the joy of swimming.
But first, I liked the color variations of these three cam captures, of the night-vision, early morning, and lighter morning:
Amazing what a difference it makes to the light level just having a vent open.
The traditional morning greeting:
I put the paint tray pool back in the house. Bert took a peek:
They took the bait of treats:
Oooh, it’s wet:
Hey, I like that:
Everybody (almost) in the pool!
An animated GIF of that picture; you can see dunking underwater, and the one at the top of the ramp preening, which helps spread the waterproofing oils:
I’ll continue morning and afternoon supervised swims for the next couple of weeks, until their 5th week, removing the tray before I depart each time. After that, I’ll be able to leave the tray in there full-time. About three weeks after that, at about their 8th week, they’ll be able to go into the pond.
It’s Friday, so let’s check on the adult birds, in a weekly series I call Flock Friday.
Let’s start with the chickens enjoying some kale treats, while Bert watches and waits for me outside the run:
Bert then followed me across the lawn:
And down the path:
That was cute; let’s have an animated GIF of that:
Bert watching the ducklings:
Another day, Bert meeting me by the compost bins again:
At the chicken coop:
Bert watching the ducklings again:
And watching me:
A GIF of a couple birds flying over the pond:
And a still pic:
Let’s finish as we started, with more chickens enjoying treats (kale and lettuce grown in our veggie garden):