A Blog by Chicken Wrangler Sara

It is a well-known and documented fact that ducks like water. What I have discovered recently is that they prefer dirty water.

I regularly empty, clean out and refill the kiddie pool we use as a duck pond.  Now that we have added more ducks, I do this more regularly.  Ducks are very dirty. I’m beginning to think they like it that way.

Exhibit A:  Ducks sitting in the muddy overflow and leaving the nice clean pool completely empty.

Notice Cooper, Rachel’s dog, keeping an eye on the hose.  He likes to “help” me fill the duck pond and prefers clean water.  He grabs it straight from the nozzle as I carry the hose back to the house.

The ducks are very entertaining.  A friend says they sound like they are laughing.  I do believe, however, that dogs are smarter.