Ok, I am new at raising ducks - chickens for that matter also! Anyhow, we received our ducks beginning of the month and have had them in a storage bin I made a brooder from our chicks. Then we moved them to a big rabbit wire cage so they could spread out. With our temps outside, we didn't need the heat lamp except for the first few nights. Anyhow, we have them in that cage at night and then attach it to a fenced playpen area during the day. My father in law warned me that they shouldn't get wet until they have more feathers. So how soon do I let them try their first attempt at swimming? And any other suggestions for housing until then? I cannot simply turn them loose just yet since we have several cats that would snatch them up real quick. Once they are bigger they will leave them alone. Thanks!