The ducklings are almost a week old now so let Mama and them out today to enjoy the mild Fall weather and splash around in the water. We had to ‘babyproof’ the barnyard too, replacing the regular water dishes with these more shallow plant saucers.
Another interesting thing is that ducklings tend to spread out further from their Mama compared to chicks. I think it’s because the Mama Hen scratches a lot for the chicks to find them food so the chicks stay right next to her. The ducks tend to forage more, nibbling on things here and there. Plus, they love to catch little bugs on the fly so if they spot one that looks tasty, off they go. I often had to use a wide angle just to get them all in the shot! There are 13….. good luck Mama!