I have 12 chicks and I got 4 ducks to raise for meat.The chickens are about 5 weeks old and almost fully feathered. I don't think they would have a problem if I put them out with heat lamps and deep chips to snuggle in. They are getting really big and I want to put them all outside. The problem is it is still cold here. I have a nice heavy chicken house> it has a linoleum floor and I put chips on it about 6 inches thick for the chickens and I have hanging feeder and 5 gal drip watering bucket. The base of the house is completely closed in. My problem is that the ducks make such a mess and I don't want to have to change all the chips in the chicken house all the time. . I also have a run with a roof on it. Any ideas how I could do this and still keep the ducks warm and happy. I don't want it to get damp for the chickens because they are my primary concern. I am thinking I might make a temporary shelter for the ducks in the run and keep them there temporairly until the weather warms up. Any ideas on how to make one cheaply.I would want to put a light in for them for awhile. Any ideas will be appreciated.