More ducklings day 29 (start of week 5)

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:

Ducklings in the truck

I kept the ducklings in the containers in the garage overnight, three in each, along with water and food:

Ducklings in containers

They were rather messy in the morning:

Messy ducklings

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:

Ducklings in trailer

They were eager to bathe:


Looking damp but more clean:


Scratching in the food dish:

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:

Chicken wire cover and straw

We added a bigger pool for the ducklings:

Bigger pool

Bigger pool

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.

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