OK all duck people on BYC I require a long thread on EVERYTHING ducks. How to care for them need, feed. shelter wise and stuff, what to feed them, breeding, incubating, hatching, and raising ducklings, how they should be handled, how they are around other animals, even random little unimportant facts and random color facts etc. The whole 100 yards please I really wanna learn a lot about ducks since I know about chickens already (always good to know stuff ya know ) plus I'm debating whether or not to talk my mom into letting me buy a couple of ducks. I'm thinking a Muscovy pair and maybe a runner duck or 3. I also have a few actual questions I thought up. 1. How to sex Muscovies and Runners? Ive heard in Scovies you can only tell by size. Is this true and how old would they have to be to be sexed? I have no idea on the Runners. 2. When I dig out a hole in my coop and add a small pool will my girls be OK if the pool is shallow or will they fall in during the winter and freeze or hop in like they do their water dish and freeze??? Do ducks eat the same feed as hens (Lay Crumble or Scratch depending on the time of the year), and 3. I'm actually pretty darn positive the answer to this question is no, but just to be safe,... (grumble grumble grumble I feel like an idiot) can a drake breed a chicken and can a rooster breed a duck successfully ??? I think those are my actual questions for now but lets make this thread long and extremely educational. I cant wait to read all the interesting stuff that should soon be posted on here ... and now I wait. times a billion. PS Pictures on everything duck are also welcome (I like duck pictures lol ).