I'm a first time duck mom, got my two babies (1 BO and 1 Cayuga both females) yesterday and made a area for their water and food using a lasagna pan and a piece of hardware cloth wrapped over top with a piece of scrap 2x4 in the center and the hardware cloth stapled to it for support. Works like a dream at keeping the bedding dry. Just thought I'ed share a pic. The other two mallard babies are my friends that will go to their new home Sunday. By the way, anyone know if Mallards can be a bit bullish? They are half the size of my babies but are always pecking at mine poor things.
Mother of 2, homeschool, have 2 Red Stars, 2 BB, 2 EE, and 2 RR. 1 2 yr old naughty chocolate lab puppy, 1 14 yr old cockerspaniel. Check out my new blog on keeping chickens, gardening, and growing antique roses in the south at www.hennypennyrosecottage.blogspot.com