Accidentally mentioned to the wife that the local feed store had ducks (we've already got 20 chicks at the house). So immediately we left the house and purchased 4 mallard ducklings. I have them in their own brooder and am feeding them the chick starter I've been feeding the chicks and providing water in the same one gallon gravity waterer that I use with chicks. Chicks range from 2 weeks to 5 weeks so they are all older than the ducklings (which I've heard is good because ducklings grow quickly?). Just wondering if I can treat them like the chickens mostly once older? I know they require some water to splash around in. But will I be able to keep them in the run and let them free range with the chickens later as well? Or will they not come back in at roosting time? I guess I'm more concerned with what to expect when they get older. As I've heard that ducklings and chicks aren't all that different I'm treating them the same as I have my chicks while in the brooder. Any advice or tips from other chicken and duck owners would be appreciated and anything else I should know while at duckling stage. I appreciate any information I can get!