Can ducks, like chickens, learn where their 'home' coop is? Where they belong and should go to before nightfall? After acclimating eight, five week old ducklings to coop in a dog crate, I let them out so they could have the run of the coop and run. But they don't return into the coop when night falls. Nope, instead when I go out there to close up the coop, I find them all snuggled in a corner in the run. I can't let them stay in the run during the night. So I've been doing a duck roundup, which hilariously involves me chasing down squalling ducklings, putting them in the pop door, and closing up the door. Whew, they are fast and nimble little buggers! I am keeping them (and the chickens) confined to their coop and run for the meantime, but I eventually intend to let the ducks free range too (two ponds on the property will make them very pleased). But until they figure out where 'home' is, I don't feel comfortable letting them.