They were sitting in a cage infront of a local business for 3 days, without food and water, and in their own feces. Brought them home, gave them chicken feed, water, and a small tub to play in. They immediately proceeded to clean themselves up, and went from being dirty and stinky to shiney and white in just under an hour. Being a chicken and goat person, I know nothing about ducks, but have been reading up on them and am beginning to suspect that they might be drakes (so much for calling them "Thelma and Luise"...). Their tailfeathers are slightly curved upward, and they make soft, raspy sounds, as supposed to loud, single quacks. So here's my question: Can 2 drakes (if that's what they are indeed) co-exist with a flock of 16 chickens? My birds get locked up in a henhouse at night, but free-range in our fenced backyard during the day. The ducks are in a small pen at the moment, but we would love to set them free in the yard as soon as possible. Any input is greatly appreciated (pic's will follow later on today). Thanks!