Free-range ducklings

Ducks and ducklings

The ducklings have been living for a week or so in their new accommodation – the duckling palace. Kerry helped me transform a spider-ridden shed full of junk into a delux pad for ducklings. However, the weather has now warmed up, the ducklings are bigger, much bigger, and I wanted them to have access to the outside. So we built them a small enclosure with hurdles – you can never ever have too many hurdles – just saying.

Shed and Run

They were quite curious about the outside

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One of the Pekins watched them with curiosity

mummy watching 2

And then they discovered the little pool we had made them

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mummy looking on.JPG

They loved the water

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They splashed about, dibbled and got quite dirty

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but then they all had a wash and a preen

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Why get out the easier way when you can clamber over the edge?

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They are not yet three weeks old and are huge

close-up

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