Our hatchlings had their first swim this week and took to it like ducks to water!
We found out that adult ducks have oil glands at the top of their tails and spread oil around their feathers for waterproofing. As ducklings don’t yet have this gland, their mothers spread their own oil on them to keep them dry. After our ducklings swam we carefully dried them to prevent them from getting cold.
Have a look at the video link below to see their first swim with sing-a-long.