Our duck house and run are done. Time for the 4 girls to go in!!!! They're 7-8 weeks old (Mallards and 1 Rouen) and we all need them to be outside and out of my bathroom!!!! We have a 4x4 sqft house, about 8" off the ground. The bottom is wood. They'll be getting a pool this week. I am going to keep them in the duck house at night. My husband says the run is predator proof, with 1/4" hardware cloth buried under it, on top of it and all around it over galvanized fencing. The top is electrified as well, but I'm too nervous. If you guys could answer a couple of quick questions. What is the best thing for bedding? The more I research, the more confused I get. Shavings? Straw? Hay? They will not have food or water in the house at night. They have been outside during the day when it has not been raining grrrrrrrrr, but not for too long as we had no protected area to put them and the eagles start congregating. Sunny now tho! They have been in my bathroom with no heat and a night light, but it only gets down to about 55-60F in here at night. We had a bit of a freeze last night. Was 33F this morning at 6am. Should I put a heat lamp in there for them? Or bring them in at night until they are older? My husband suggested a thermostat w/heat lamp for a while. How warm should I keep it? If at all.....Or am I being nuts and I should just set them up in their new place and not worry about it. Seems like it might be a shock coming from 55 at night to 35 all of a sudden? It's 55F-60F during the day. The run is about 150 sq ft with pea gravel and sand on top. What's best to put over the sand? The pool will have rocks and pea gravel around it. They will also soon have a 900 sqft ranging area, but not until the spring probably. Any suggestions would be great. I'd like to get them settled this weekend and then sand blast my bathroom. Thank so much!