I am a chicken keeper and doing well. My daughter in law wanted ducks and they are being kept here. I have them in my laundry room in a cage for the moment. They are the Pekin ducks bought at TSC. They are still yellow and have soft beaks. What temp do they need to be kept at? I have them under a light because I put my baby chicks under a light. I have the food and water for them. They keep making a mess and I am changing out wood shavings almost every two hours. They are nothing like chickens other than thier starter food seems to be the same. I just want to be certain I dont do something wrong as she will only be able to get here a few times a week. She will be trading chicken chores on the days she comes to do her duck stuff for the days I have done her duck stuff. I kknow little about ducks as you can tell so all help will be so very welcome. I am finding a lot of mixed info as I read. Some of my questions I am unable to find any answer to. Here are my questions. What temp do they need to be kept at? When can they go outside with the heat lamp? Is there anything I can do to keep them from making such a mess? Is there anything special that they need care wise that I don't do for my chicks? Do they need special food or is there anything they cant have? Can they live with my Chickens? Will they bring disease to chickens that I have to worry about?