I've posted about this being POSSIBLE before, but I did not have the full support of at least one family member and wasn't too sure I could actually provide proper care for them, but alas, showing my mom photos of ducks and informing her that they lay eggs and can be just as friendly as chicks, when properly socialized, she agreed! On one condition, I build a coop to put outside the 100 sq ft chicken run for them and I am allowed a maximum of 10 chickens. I currently have 26...so I will be finding homes for those but my mom said that I have to make more money on the chicks than I spent and that money must go to the duck care fund. So, here are my many questions... 1. Will one pair of ducks be alright with around 80 sq ft of space? Oh, and if they do reproduce, I don't get attached to animals easily and can provide them with care until suitable homes can be found for the ducklings. 2. Will a kiddie pool changed daily in the summer be ok? 3. Do they absolutely need water in the winter if they have a dish deep enough to put their head in? 4. Does anyone have experience with Blue Swedish ducks? 5. You can eat their eggs, RIGHT? 6. In the winter, we have a very large horse barn (heated) that the chickens will be loose in. It is very secure and only 5 people will have access. Will a pair of ducks be alright loose with the chickens if I slowly introduce them over the summer? 6. What am I getting myself into?