New to ducks, My wife got two call ducks this spring. We already had chickens B.O. and she thought ducks would be nice. They presently have a area to themselves (due to a drowning of a pullet) and sleep in the coop at night with the chickens. 1. Do the ducks need to have water during the winter to frolick in? Reason I ask is in the past they make a terrrible mess in the coop. They have completly emptyed the watering container we use,red bottom and opaque top holds 1 gal. We use shavings and the floor is wood. My concern is the floor rotting at some point. 2. They are a mating pair, O due they ever mate, they were ducklings in the spring. When could we expect to see eggs? 3. They have flown in the past just a quick circle around the house and back on the ground. We have clipped there wings and that seems to keep them grounded, My question is will they fly away if we were to not clip? Thank you for any advice, it is most appricated. 4. Is it normal for the ducks to go nuts over minnows, my wife gets them and puts them in the pool and they chase them down and eat them. They love em.