We have a 4 1/2 mo old female Black Indies that needed a friend. After much searching, we finally found another female at the NC State Fair. I was told she is a little over a year old and she actually won first prize. So, I plopped down $25 and brought her home. I expected her to need some adjustment time, but we put her in the pen with a little kiddie pool which she jumped in. Right away, we noticed her feathers were getting wet, the water wasn't rolling off like with our other duck. We are new duck owners and don't know very much. I have now dried her off and put her in the duck house where it is dry. Is this because she has been in a cage for a while at the fair and out of water or did we waste money on a duck that has something wrong. Even before she got wet, we noticed her feathers looked more ragged than our duck. Something I didn't notice when she was in the cage at the fair. I need advice, do we let her have access to swimming water?