I want to extend a huge thank you to all the folks who post here about their ducks. In years past I was pretty much a slave to cleaning the duck coop in the winter time - it never occured to me to put their water and feed outside their coop. Some of you wonderful BYC folks posted about this topic and how you handle the mess these little quackers can make. THANK YOU! The ducks were moved off the pond about a week ago and have been doing wonderfully with the food and water outside in a corraled area. And I'm not having to shovel slop every few days. Aahhhh.... HUGE sigh.... much gratitude. Thank you, thank you, all.