Our ducklings are 1.5 weeks old now. This is our first experience with ducks or any kind of farm animal. We wondered how our 7 year old Basset/Spaniel would do with the ducks. From the moment she saw them she became their momma. It's the cutest thing you've seen! She frets over them and herds them to where she wants them to go. The other day she even gave each on of them a bath by licking them like puppies! We now call her the Duck Dog!