Yesterday I moved the March ducklings onto grass and cleaned the barn pen. The elevated, welded wire floor pen keeps the ducks cleaner than bedding alone but they do make a smelly mess.
This trio of ducklings are almost ready to move into the cleaned barn pen. The coop brooder has a heat lamp for cold nights and wood shavings bedding. The waterer rests on a grate in a feed pan to catch splashed water.
This male duckling was hatched naturally in January. To avoid fighting with the other drakes I paired him with a duck in a separate pen. Yesterday I moved the pen into the vegetable garden.