Looks like everyone in the "other poultry" section has caught duck fever lately! And I'm one of them! A few of my semi-local feedstores are getting some ducklings next week and I am really, reallllllllllly tempted to get a few. Three probably, no more. (is that a good number?) I haven't decided if I want Khaki Campbells or Calls. What I'm wondering is, can they live in an A-frame tractor like the ones for chickens? I have a coop in-progress for my chicks, but I don't want to house them together because of the mess factor. Ideally, I'd like to house them in a tractor and let them free-range and swim during the day. Obviously they don't need roosts and height, but what about nestboxes or a general sheltered room? Our neighbors have three ducks and a chicken that free-range down our road (they march in a line with the chicken last! ), and they seem perfectly healthy and happy. Of course, I can never get a hold of the people to ask them about their set-up (I have spied an old tub in the yard that I suspect is their "pool"). They have dogs too, but obviously they don't bother the birds. So any thoughts on duck housing? Or general yay/nay stuff about small flocks of rural ducks?