Even though the ducklings are only three weeks old today, the time has come for them to spend their days outside the brooder.
Our chicks generally don't go outside until they are four or five weeks old but these ducklings are entirely something else.
From their first night here they knew their own kind and even though they were sharing the brooder with 300 chicks they slept by themselves in a corner. How do they know they are ducks when they are so young?
They are growing so quickly and seem like they need more space.
And they are making a mess of the water they share with the chicks.
So it is time for the pool to come out again to enclose them.
We'll put them back in the brooder tonight as it is still so cold here at the moment. I wonder if they'll be waiting at the door to come out tomorrow morning or if I'll have to chase them and catch each one to bring them out.