We adopted these 3 ducks 6/17/16. They looked like this. (some of you may have seen my previous thread). Now they look like this: I would like some guesses as to how old they are. From other posts we think they may be a mallard hybrid. Unsure if they are domesticated or wild, but with how friendly they initially were, I think some jerk farmer set them loose. Just this week I am really noticing feathers on their tails and maybe some starting on their backs. Their backs seem to have a little bit of a pattern to them now instead of all the cute fuz. But I really have no clue what I'm talking about. I need advice. 1. How old they might be? 2. When do I switch feed from starter feed for ducklings. 3. When should I encourage time outdoors without being in a pen? They walk around together in the house and are easy to catch but I'm nervous about catching them outside if they are all together. They are fast! They will follow us and come up to us when THEY want attention. But depending on what they want, they may not let me catch them. I don't know. Lol. They kind of have the same attitudes as cats. They spend a lot of time outdoors in a pen with shelter right now. Eventually I'd like to let them run free around the house and ponds. 4. When they get older, I really do not want any more. Not yet anyway. Do I just steal their eggs? Would that be detrimental to their emotions? I'm praying they are all boys! Haha 5. Any links for good, easy to build, small, duck houses. Thanks in advance.