I have ducklings (a pair of grey mallards and a pair of runners) coming at the end the month and I have been researching everything I can about how to take care of them. Here is what I have come up with on feeding: weeks 1-2 waterfowl starter or gamebird starter or nonmedicated poultry starter (all 18% to 20% protein) weeks 3-5 poultry grower/finisher (15% protein) week 5 introduce wheat week 10 and on mix poultry grower and wheat 50/50 when ducks begin to lay feed layers feed Does that sound right or is that just alot more work then is neccessary. So do you keep the grower and wheat out for the drakes and a seperate bowl of layers out for the females? What about my chickens? They will be in the same coop and they eat layers feed. Will they all just share or do they know what they need. How old should they be before they will be safe to hang out with the chickens? What age can they be free range? Should they be fenced in for a while before they are free range? So many questions please help. Thank you.