My Muscovy ducks are 3/4 of the way potty trained! Every morning at 5:30 am, they great me at the front door for their morning feeding, all 16 of them, and they all do there thing right there on the sidewalk leading up to the porch. My morning blessings! We begin our daily routine with the common neck bounce and head bop thingy. I use to always have to start the greeting, but they are eager for their feeding and begin the bounce and bop thingy as soon as they reach the porch. I call out to each one of them by name, greeting them and ask them if they want their treat, and they all start wagging their tails and letting loose. Anyone want to guess what color the cement is? At noon time, I call them all back to the porch, same routine, same results. Again at 5:30 pm, back to the porch, same routine, same results. I think they are also learning how to tell time too because they all just magically appear at the designated feeding times, rain or shine. During their meal breaks, they are out and about doing their own thing, scavenging for bugs under the house and porches and they love to fly around the open field behind our property, they use my driveway as their run way and when they get going full speed into flight, its pretty loud, not to mention an awesome sight. (maybe they are blessing the field with their droppings in flight too!) I have several plastic pools around the property for them to bathe in, and they just cant wait to get in that clean water everyday and do there thing! They all go in there quite a few times a day, but just for quick dips. Gotta be full of their droppings because I see bubbles and the water turning brown as soon as they are inside. Other than an occassional duck mine by the waterers, they really leave no trace behind. I guess thats why I went over my limit of 4 ducks to a whooping 16! Havent had good luck in trying to train the chickens, but the pig and dogs are trained to do their thing only in designated areas. So, are my ducks really trained, or am I imagining it?