I am very new to all of this. Learning tons by reading and just watching them. I have 3 chicks and 1 duck that are 2 weeks, one chick that is one week and 2 ducks that are 3 weeks. The two older ducks are constantly with the water-water everywhere. By the look of the water in the morning, they are playing all night long. My question is if they were in the coop(as I have read some put them in right away) they would be without water and food at night, so can they be without in the brooder? I don't think the rest of the gang is getting much rest with the playing all night long. During the day I'm leaving two waterers so they don't run out of water. I have a rather large bowl that will go in the coop for them and a kiddie pool for the extended run in the summer a couple days a week. I'm probably not putting them in the coop for about 6 weeks.