So sad for sure about the Aussie drowing in the hot tub. I've had chickens drown in our horse trough. They don't realize how deep the water is. Also so sad about the dog attacking the chickens. Not much difference then a coyote or fox or other predator I guess. Accidents do happen, ie dog getting loose. I'm glad they are making it right but doesn't change the fact that they are gone. So sorry for your loss !! Amy Congrats on your new little paddle feet !!!! Are these your first ducks? Let me know if you want runner ducklings or eggs !!! I just candled mine and they all (with a few exceptions) developing !! I'm going to separate my runners so they are all pure. I have 18 runners, A pair of Rouens and one lonely mallard drake. I want to find one or two mallard hens for him. Maybe keep the mallards and rouens together. I'll definately have to keep my eye out for sales on swimming pools !!! I'll be keeping a few and giving the rest to my farrier, gotta keep on his good side you know !!!! I usually tip him but this should last a while !! Plus I'm going to incubate him some chicks too !!! I was thinking, we should have a bash hatch !!! Set eggs so they will hatch at the bash !!! I have a cord to keep the bator running in the car. That would be fun to see. Except if we've had to many spiked cherries or apple pie shots, we'd be falling into the bator. And of we'd find Dr Ha sitting by the bator all night in his robe and slippers, holding a beer !!!