As mentioned earlier, we had to evacuate the homestead due to a nearby wildfire. While the older ducks can fend for themselves, the newer ducklings are too young, so we decided to take them to Mom’s place, along with our dog Rory and two pet cats Pippin and Paladin.
Here are the ducklings in a container in the truck, along with their food. This container has a rough hole and mesh in the lid, made previously as a chick brooder:
I kept the ducklings in the containers in the garage overnight, three in each, along with water and food:
They were rather messy in the morning:
Mom set up a trailer as an enclosure for the ducklings, even with the same kind of paint tray pool as they have at home:
They were eager to bathe:
Looking damp but more clean:
Scratching in the food dish:
Flapping little wings:
Jenn and Mom went out to get groceries plus some chicken wire for a cover to protect the ducklings, and straw bedding:
We added a bigger pool for the ducklings:
This evening I fully covered the trailer with tarps, and will leave them there overnight. It’ll get a little cooler overnight than they’re used to, but they should be fine if they snuggle together. I hope.