So I'm a first time duck owner (never had chickens either). I have a straight run pekin from TSC that's about 5 weeks old & a male that we got from a chicken swap, we were told he was a Blue Cayuga but when I googled pictures he looks like a Swedish Blue to me. Thoughts?
Also, we're looking to start on their duck coop this weekend. Currently they're living in a plastic bin in my closet at night and out in a dog pen during the day (when the weather's nice). We have a small pond that we'd like to let them have access to during the day but would set up a nice duck coop they could sleep in/stay in when the weather is bad. We're in south Louisiana so I don't think they'll have a hard time in the winter but I definitely want them happy/healthy. Looking for suggestions/must have's for the duck coop. The pond is in the middle of an open field (the pond itself has some cover though), so I need an easy-ish way to put them up at night. Also looking for something low maintenance, cleaning wise (I have 15 horses that take up most of my day so easier the better)
I do have a border collie in herding classes who can help me put away the ducks if need be. I'm sure my herding instructor can help me train him accordingly with getting the ducks off of the pond etc.
Thanks so much!!