Last Friday the baby ducklings and goslings had their first swimmy bath. It was as cute and hilarious as you might imagine.
They are growing so fast that this week they are too big for that little plastic container. My husband fenced off our back balcony with chicken wire and I washed out an old turtle sandbox, put it out there, and filled it with a few inches of water to let the duckies and goslings have a bigger swimming pool. They were thrilled, but I couldn’t get any video because I kind of had my hands full with them.
One thing it is important to note if you want to get ducklings is that they need an unmedicated feed, so don’t feed them medicated chick starter. We are currently feeding Purina mixed flock starter and supplementing their niacin by dissolving tablets in their water and adding brewers yeast to their feed. If you don’t give them enough niacin, their legs will be bowed.