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Ducks sleeping on their pond - is this normal?

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Duck Manor, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Duck Manor

    Duck Manor Just Hatched

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    Hi I am new to the site and have 3 x gorgeous 7 week old mix breed Runners (2 F and 1 M) who I have for the first time have them play on their home made pond which is also situated inside their run. (They have taken to it like 'ducks on water').
    I noticed though that they have slept on and around the pond (on the boulders) all night. Is this ok? They don't like to sleep in the house made for them either since day 1 of being in the run? Am Just a worry wart? If they happy should I just leave them to do as they wish?....[​IMG]
    I would love some feedback and suggestions? PS their run is fully enclosed and roofed (this is a pic the boulders weren't yet in the photo but they fully surround the pond).
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  2. Bills vs Beaks

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    Perfectly normal! My ducks sleep in the pool often :D As long as its safe for them, I think it would be fine to leave them. Looks nice and warm out there too, so I dont think you need to worry about them not being inside!
     
  3. Duck Manor

    Duck Manor Just Hatched

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    Oh thank you, that puts my mind at ease![​IMG]
     
  4. Bills vs Beaks

    Bills vs Beaks Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Youre more than welcome!
     

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