A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara
The newest arrivals to our duck pen really seem to enjoy the “duck pond” (i.e. kiddie swimming pool). Since we built the duck pen in the front corner of the chicken yard, I can watch the ducks swim from my kitchen window. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen so I get to see the ducks often.
At least once a week I empty the “pond” and refill it with fresh water. This is the ducks’ favorite day. I stand outside to get a better view of them in the clean pond.
Ricky is always the first to get into the water. He is the oldest duck and I call him the daddy duck.
When he is in the water, no one else comes around. Ricky doesn’t share.
The younger ducks are content to play in the puddle created by emptying the “pond.”
After Ricky has finished playing in the water, the rest of the ducks can take their turn.
The younger ducks are much better at sharing. They are not so good at social distancing.
They are so cute!