We picked up some Pekin ducklings that were just hatched because we wanted to take advantage of the vast abundance of pond water on our new property. We are hoping to breed out these beautiful ducks in the future and hatch the eggs in our incubator for resale. While they really stink and make a lot of noise, they are absolutely adorable and we are so glad to be raising them.
In just a few weeks they will be able to go outside for a few months and stay with our chickens and goats until we can build them a nesting box on the side of the pond. They may even help keep the weeds from growing along the edge of the water but only time will tell! Today was their first big adventure into the water, and even though it was just our tub, they had a blast. I never thought a baby duck, only a few weeks old would splash around with such ease. It's like they were born in the wild or something. They all knew how to swim instinctively, and even went under water a lot. I hope you enjoy this video as much as we do!