kiddie pool for ducks/chicks
I have four ducks (2 pekins and 2 swedish blues) and eight polish tophat chickens that share a run that is approximately 16 feet by 30 feet and ranging from six to ten feet high. It's enclosed by hardware cloth buried 12 to 18 inches and covered with Toprite netting. So far, everyone is living in harmony. They are all nine weeks old.
My question is about the ducks kiddie pool. I have one outside the run, and the ducks get to come out every other day or so to swim and bathe in the kiddie pool for a couple hours. I wonder whether it would be dangerous to put the kiddie pool (it's about 3.5 feet diameter and about six inches deep) inside the run, so they can splash around all day while I'm at work? What is the likelihood that a chicken would get in the pool, get weighed down by the water, and drown?
Thanks for any comments/advice.
Here is a link that might be useful: Duck/chook run