I've only briefly had ducks before. i had a mallard named Ferguson but he flew away.. or got eaten.. not sure which. Anyways. we have a pond in our back yard that supports droves of wild wood ducks each year and even now there's a trio of some sort of wild ducks in there.. i want to get some pet ducks.. but i know from when i had Ferguson that ducks eat entirely too much. lol. way more than chickens do. I'd like to get some call ducks and i've found some possible people i could get some from. But I want to do my research first. What kind of shelter do i need for them? They're going to be free ranging. I plan on building them a shelter of some sort near the pond so i can shut them up at night so they won't get caught. What's the best way to do this? Any pics of your duck huts would be appreciated. or advice about call ducks.. Food, shelter, breeding, hatching.. all that stuff. Will the mother raise her own babies without me helping?