The chicks have been living with baby ducks in the box in the basement. They get along all right but the ducks splash around in the water dish and the chicks get wet. Both chicks and duck babies are messy and scatter their dry feed all over their box. The dry feed sticks to the chicks wet feathers. They are a mess.
Bob solved the issue today by fixing up separate areas for the babies. The ducklings are in the brooder in the barn. The chicks have a new clean and dry box in the basement. I hope this works and the feathers dry and fluff out. Maybe I will have to brush them.
Bob brought home a plastic baby pool. It’s a gift for the geese. He filled it with water this afternoon. The geese are having a blast splashing around in their private pool. They flap their wings and get everything very wet. They are happy geese.
Depending on what type of poultry involved, water is fun to play in. The ducks and geese love it. The chicks not so much. There is an old saying ‘ There is nothing madder than a wet hen”. I believe it.
Our poultry project will turn into free range, organic eggs for sale. We will have baby geese (goslings) available to sell in May. The Mama geese are laying eggs now. (March) For information use the “Contact Us” page and I can give you all the details about the Poultry Project’