Today I added a ceramic cat dish to the duck house, as a baby-sized pool from which they can enjoy drinking and wading. Next week I’ll upgrade that to the red paint tray pool, but this is a good start.
Ducklings can drown if allowed in too much water too soon, as they don’t have the waterproofing oils yet. (If they were raised by a mother duck, she would share her oils with them.) Wading in shallow water helps them develop and spread their own oils.
Hey what’s this?
Looks like it’d be fun to step into:
This is fun!