We are just starting out and are looking for your past experiences on the do's and don'ts for raising, showing calls. He has done 3 years of raising and showing chickens at the fair and did well. We've been told to keep them on cement to keep them clean and I have seen some peoples coops off the ground. We have a brooder house with a fenced in area and do have a pool they will be able to use. And the ducklings would probably live in my laundry room till it got warm out for them, since winter is been late this year in MN. ha ha Thanks for all the help..