So we got a cute little call duck this weekend who is now all alone (dog got her little male friend....) so I put the little duck in with the laying hens to protect her, I feel badly for her because she needs special access to the feed and she can't roost with the others... I thought the two little silkies would cuddle with her but they want to roost! So now I am going to get her two new friends but I wonder whether they should have their own little house within the chicken run.... If so, what do I build for three little call ducks, how big and how do I keep the chickens out (obviously they won't be getting a house like the chickens (see my page for pics if interested). Do others put a little water access (a big square dish or something) inside for the quackers or just give them something to drink? what about a nest and bedding?... do they care that they can't access a pond or anything during the winter? I thought I would do a little square house with a ramp and a door for the nighttime lockdown and perhaps a hinged roof for easier clean out ... I wonder about having a mesh floor with a drop bottom because I heard they poop way more than a chicken... could this be true? If so then what about bedding... wouldn't that make the mesh floor inoperable? Help me with links to your ducky huts!!