Hi, Everyone--through many internet searches before we got our ducks I've already gotten so much great information from this forum. So thank you! My husband and I live in a town in the San Francisco metropolitan area where we have a good sized lot for gardening and duck rearing. We have retrofitted our old dog house and run/orchard for three Cayugas which are now 6 weeks old. We've never had chickens or ducks before, so we spent a long time studying the idea and building the area for them. We picked Cayugas for their quiet habits, the number of eggs they lay and for their gorgeous coloring, and are raising them for eggs. We are both artists/designers, middle-aged, fairly newly-wed empty nesters. We both like to build things that are practical and nice looking for our garden out of recycled wood and other materials. I have a permaculture design certificate, which has been very helpful in planning the addition of ducks to our garden. So much to learn about ducks! Sweet, gentle and funny creatures, these three.