I could really use some advice. These are my first ducks and I am having a very hard time figuring out their coop... We framed out a decent sized area and it happened to be an old hatchery spot and was 8 foot deep gravel area so we got the weed guard layer, added soil to the top, dropped a ton of seed and added this straw layer for the seed. Some grass grew and then they trashed it. We got pea gravel and no matter how many times I hit it with the hose it was always caked in duck poop... A little over a month ago I got sod and did their whole pen in it, they were so happy... and then they trashed it... it is a mess. I just do not know what to do in their pen. It doesn't help that their pen is at the bottom of a hill and it is naturally wet down there as is but there has to be something that I can put in there that can be better then what I have. I suspect that the weed guard has acted as a water barrier and most likely making it so the sod didn't drain, so tomorrow I am going to pull up all the poop filled sod, layer of pea gravel and remove the weed barrier... Fun times. Can anyone give me any suggestions as to what the heck I can use on the floor that is going to work? They have a pool on the other side and they dump out half of the water every day, I think we are going to put pavers around it instead of grass or dirt so at least there is something that isn't going to hold water. ^^ This is what happened to the sod in a month. Also - I need some winter help as well... What do ducks need in the winter? I am in Jersey (Sussex County) and it can get pretty nasty here. They have a house and I keep wood shavings in it. Do I need to put a heat lamp in there for them and if so at what temp do they need it? And their pool water, how do I keep it from freezing and take care of them in the winter? And their drinking water? I thank you so much in advance for all your help!!! I have absolutely no idea what to do! Please help!!!