I have 5 WH 11 week old ducks. Very spoiled ducks I may add They normally are very friendly, get treats of peas/corn everyday and usually lately a slice of watermelon plus their dry feed. They have a large plastic pool that they LOVE. I moved them to my LARGE fenced back yard a couple weeks ago and am putting them in a 6x10 covered chain link dog run .......actually set up for my macaw to go in during the day, but they are using it at nite as it is on cement pad under huge tree and very secure for critters and I knew it would offer them more air circulation at nite than their indoor pen in the barn. Anyway, they did great came out in the morning had their big pool, and have started forging around in the yard and getting lots of grasshoppers. Now, this past week it has gotten hotter than before which was hot enough in the middle 90's but has been l00+ now for about 5 days. They have suddenly started acting totally NUTS! They won't go near their pool, won't hardly eat or drink at all. I have thrown them treats not any interest just sitting under the tree and panting. I put a smaller pool in their nite time pen and got them to go in it when penned up but out in the yard are just acting nutty! They are also mottling right now to add more stress. I got to really worrying about them. Awhile ago I put the small pool in their night time pen and the watermelon that they hadn't touched and some feed that they hadn't touched all day and I now finally got them in the pool and eating. Is this typical of heat stress/exhaustion the not even wanting water!!! Should I just keep them in the pen where they food, pool right in front of them during this heat? I just don't get why even when they come out in the morning being fairly hydrated from night that they won't go near water? Is it that they are still too young to know what is the right thing to do or are their little brains just fried now?