The following series will take you on a journey with Nutrena Poultry Expert, Twain Lockhart and his wife as they navigate the ins and outs of duck ownership.
The duck adventure is progressing along, with these guys really growing fast. At 6 weeks of age, we moved them to their own separate coop, complete with a pond (plastic kiddie pool)! I cannot stress how much they love the access to water. It needs to be changed daily, and they make a muddy mess, but it is so entertaining to watch, so we forgive them pretty quickly.
Speaking of entertainment, these guys are vocal! As I say, they talk to my wife and yell at me.
As the temperatures dropped this winter, a few challenges have arose. Obviously the pond had to be removed. Additionally, we’ve had to provide water access to them throughout the day, as their location doesn’t have running water. We’ve provided some straw for bedding, to keep them warm and that seems to keep them content.
As much as us humans are anticipating Spring, I’d venture to guess these ducks are counting down the days until they see the return of their pond and sunshine!