In the summer there's no place a duck would rather be than in the water. They love to splash and play and to keep themselves clean. We keep a kiddie pool for them to use, and they spend a lot of time in there.
But in the winter there is no way to keep their pool from freezing. Even their water dishes get icy and need to be freshened up every couple of hours. What's a duck to do?
Today the temperature is hovering around the freezing point after a long stretch of bitter cold. So, it's time for a bath in the water dish.
Ducks love to do this, even in a smaller dish that they can't fit into. They dip their bill into the water and then preen themselves. After several minutes they look just as wet as if they had been in their pool.
They are so fun to watch because they are so enthusiastic and are happily quacking away as they go about their business.
But the chickens are not so sure they are not crazy.