The ducklings are about four weeks old now, so I’m going to start leaving the paint tray pool in the duck house full-time from today on.
Each day when I go to the duck house on my morning rounds, I swing through the veggie garden to get a handful of lettuce or kale treats for the chickens and ducklings, and a handful of fresh straw from the chicken coop to top up the duck house. I often put them on the duck house roof to have them handy (and so Bert doesn’t help himself):
Good morning ducklings:
As mentioned, I’m going to leave the paint tray pool in the duck house now, so I thought I’d try tucking it in one of the nesting boxes, to give them more floor space. We’ll see if this works:
Treats for everyone:
Head room could be a concern as they grow:
Um, you seem to have something on your face and chest there Betty:
Today I’ve included a few GIFs of the ducklings, along with the usual assortment of cuteness.
Reviewing the cam recordings, I noticed three ducklings tapping the pop door yesterday morning:
I’m not sure why; there wasn’t anything out there at the time that I could see on the pond cam; perhaps they’re getting a bit stir-crazy, wanting to get into the pond (though have never seen that door open), or thought it made an interesting noise.
Here’s a GIF of that:
Betty the Buff duckling flapping her wings; they’ve certainly grown a bit: