This winter has been consistently cold with very few breaks where I could get my ducks a kiddie pool so we decided to to a full flock indoor bath party. This is a bit of insanity, but we knew what we were getting into... First we set up temporary accommodations for the ducks in the kitchen. Here is Casey testing them out. Then we put all the ducks in with Casey. But not the drakes, they got Casey's dog crate for the time being... The first shift was Allie and Rhiannon (since they are the biggest ducks, there was only 2 to the tub.) Each shift got 10 minutes of swim time. We were actually going to give them 15 minutes, but after about 10 minutes, the ducks stop washing and start preening which they can do out of the tub just fine. They definitely were having fun!!! Then they got to have some blanket time with @MamaDux so they could preen and dry. We figured that we could have 2 bathtub loads on the blanket before putting them back in their temporary accommodations. The next batch was Latte, Dove and Casey. This brought the total up to 5. Please note that even though in these pictures you would never guess it, that each batch went in a perfectly clean bathtub that had been fully rinsed and refilled. Then they joined Rhiannon and Allie on the blanket. Next batch was Tella, Ettie and Mystique. (That makes 8) They joined all the other ducks on the blanket. Once I got the next batch in the tub, Allie and Rhiannon went back to the kitchen. The next batch was Roxette and Greta (My next biggest ducks so they got to go 2 at a time (this brings the total to 10) Then they got to go out to the blanket and after the next batch was put in, Dove, Latte and Casey were rotated back in the kitchen. The final batch of ducks was Pocahontas, Noir and Entie. (bringing the total to 13) Then they got to join the rest on the blanket. We didn't rotate anyone back into the kitchen because we took a little break, then herded them ALL in the kitchen. Finally, it was time for our drake boys. (Bringing the total to 15). They got to have the blanket to themselves. Although for about the first 5 minutes, it was constantly herding them back on the blanket because they wanted to go where the girls were. But we were letting Casey spend time with the flock and we didn't want Casey to have to deal with the boys yet. Once everybody was dry, I opened the back door, the kennel and their temporary fence and they just waddled out the back door, flew, hopped or tumbled down the steps and made their way into the kennel all by themselves. Of course I followed them and shut the doors and turned on the electric fence, but I didn't even need to herd them. They knew it was time to go home.