So we have a dozen young ducks. They have their outside pen with a kiddie pool pond, super large dog carrier/kennel to go inside if they want, and some umbrellas to ensure dry spots. Then at night i herd them onto our patio where i've put together some welded wire kennel panels. Inside is a large rabbit hutch where i stuff them in to sleep at night. Since they're getting too big for the hutch, our friend is putting together a playhouse today for their new sleeping quarters. They are pretty much full grown at this point. But, it doesn't seem like most of the ducks want to go inside any enclosure at night. They certainly aren't like my chickens who instinctively go inside as soon as it gets dark. So i'm wondering if this is normal. Does everyone keep their ducks inside an enclosed coop at night? If i were to enclose the kennel panels on every side and on top with 1/2" welded wire so it was secure from predators, would that be sufficient? i'm thinking if they have that playhouse to go into at night if they want, or stay outside of it inside the secure enclosure, does that sound like it would be okay? We live in Northern California in a residential neighborhood. Temps are low 40's - 50's at night and into 60's during day, dipping below freezing maybe once or twice per winter. This set-up is on our back patio that has a roof, flanked by our goat pen, so seems relatively safe. Only predators so far have been our neighbor's cats. i also keep patio string lights on at night out there. i want our ducks to be happy, and they sure don't seem happy being locked inside an enclosed hutch/coop.