No more ducklings, they’re Ducks!

 

DSC_0180At 6 weeks old you would never know that they aren’t full grown.  They are the sweetest, messiest birds.  I have fallin in love with my waddley friends.

They were moved outside at the beginning of April.  They out grew their brooder box quickly.  But with the help of an old truck camper shell and a heat lamp they have adjusted really well to being outside.  Because of their size, I don’t worry about snakes and so far we haven’t had any issues with predators.  I did secure their cage with netting and chicken wire so I could sleep at night.  If I choose to raise an animal, any animal, you can believe that I am going to do everything in my power to make sure they have everything they need to thrive and are protected.

Since these picture were taken, we have added water to their pen for them to enjoy submerging their heads and taking a bath.   It changed their world, make no mistake about it ducks need and love their water.

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