Just got two crested babies today. They aren't fully feathered but are pretty big, I don't know the age though. I think I have both a girl and a boy... The larger one's voice is raspy compared to the smaller one's, which is a clean quack (chirp, actually). The rancher told my mom and I that ducks eat the same food as chickens... So I'm sure I got food covered. Plus they'll be getting plenty of snacks. I've already given them a temporary pond, soon I'll dig into the ground and have a large tub in their enclosure, so they'll have a somewhat "natural" water source, lol. In the enclosure are 3 young pullets, there were 2 cockerels... They were being mean to the ducks so I had to remove them. There is also a handicapped chicken in there, she doesn't do much so she's okay with them. So, tell me... The basics of raising ducks? Also, why are they so mushy? I noticed when I picked them up that they are mushy. Oh any info on breeding would be great too. I love raising poultry. Do they sleep in the water? They have a place to sleep that I set up for them but they haven't touched it.