Hello! I have 3 ducklings coming from Metzer next Wednesday - a Welsh Harlequin, White Layer, and Buff - all females. I've never raised ducks, or any bird for that matter, but have been doing a lot of reading and searching on the internet. FEEDING: I'm having some trouble figuring out what to feed them. I want something organic, non-GMO. I called my local feed store, but they only carry organic in chick starter. I know I can add Brewer's Yeast to it, but is that really acceptable? Are there any specific brands for game birds or water fowl y'all would recommend? Also, how long should they be on starter? How early can I start them on soft fruits and veggies (I'm getting conflicting info)? I think I will make my own food for them later, if y'all think that is acceptable. I don't like fillers, which is why I raw-feed my dogs. HOUSING: How large do you think it should be? I want a small pen or run attached, but once they are old enough, they will free-range during the day. Do y'all have pics or plans of something suitable for 3? I've never built or framed anything but have a ton of 2x4s from an old basket weave fence. I need something that I can hide behind a shed. BROODER: I go back to work in another week and a half. I'm assuming they will still need to be inside at that point, though it's a lot colder in my house (78) than outside (high 90s). Should I go with a lamp and keep them inside or put them outside in the shade in a small box/pen? Speaking of those lamps, do I need one of those special heat lamps or can I angle a desk lamp over their box? OTHER CONCERNS: How loud are these 3 types of ducks? My city allows 3, my HOA does not, BUT...the HOA lost authority over our section of the neighborhood, so I'm in the clear, just don't want to piss of the neighbors, you know? I have a pool - is this going to be a problem? I know not to let them in the yard unsupervised when they are little, but are they going to constantly poop in it when they are big? And if they get in, will they be able to get out using the steps? What else do I need to know? I feel like I'm going in circles with all the reading I'm doing! Help please! These will be pets and I want them to have a great life. Thanks!