So I am new to this I have 2 five week old Perkins. I am feeding purina flock raiser. I have seen people say they feed this the whole life of a duck. I have also read all of the protein recommendations. It has 20% protein. Can I keep feeding this? Or should I find something with less protein? Second question on coop building. I am finishing their outdoor housing this weekend. I am building a hoop coop that I found plans for here on BYC. I have read about people burying hardware cloth 2 feet deep all the way around. Others say a skirt just below ground level is fine. I live in southern Colorado and have coons, coyotes, foxes, snakes (rattle and bull) in the area. What are your experiences and opinions? Thank you all so much!! I have spent so many hours on here after an impulse duck purchase. I have learned so much from all of you already.