April 24, 2015

From the sink to the tub: Learning to swim

The ducks are growing so fast!  They are easily twice as big now as when we got them.  You can feel when you pick them up that the air pocket is developing on their chests, which will help keep them afloat.  I decided to try them out in the bathtub tonight, with more water so they can actually swim.  At first they were hesitant and stayed near the back of the tub, where the water was shallower.  After a couple minutes, though, they got the hang of it and started paddling furiously where the water was deeper.  Mother Nature put it in their genes that they just know what to do.  It was pretty neat to watch.  I can't wait to see them out on the pond.

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