I have a day old duckling (hatch disaster, only survivor. Will be buying some buddies for it tonight) and I decided to let it take its first swim today. I got a small cake pan filled with an inch or so of lukewarm water. I was prepared, I heard they poop the second they hit water! Dumped it and got fresh water. Seemed kinda freaked out at first, but after a couple minutes settled in, pecking at anything that looked "peckable" fleeting bubbles, specks of dust? haha. Then a smaller poop. Then it turned around and.. ooh! something to peck at! Eeeew! Will this hurt him? I have a kiddie pool for the yard and was planning on filling it in the morning, dumping it in the evening every day, (once they're bigger and outside full time) but now I'm skeeved at the thought of every swim=poop and a new exciting thing to peck at. Definitely can't dump that everytime someone poops My lawn would be a swamp!