I realize this may border on the idle curiosity end of the spectrum, but just for some perspective, I have a question. How much time (and if you feel like sharing, how much money - but that is not my main question) do you spend and have you spent on infrastructure for your ducks? By infrastructure, I mean any changes you have made to accommodate eggs, incubators, ducklings, brooders, pens, pools, feed and bedding storage, new compost piles, and so forth. Since I am asking, I will offer that I had to start from scratch (sorry ) with a night pen, fencing, bedding, water heater, space in the guest room for a brooder, space in the basement for what I anticipate will be a halfway house before the month-olds are ready to live out in their own house. I am NOT the person who finds all the best deals. I have spent a few hundred dollars (please don't laugh - at least I am building my own pen and duck house, not buying the $2200 potting shed that would have been my dream duck house). That pointed out, I have been given a very nice fiberglass pond liner - free for picking up - and some plywood. I have repurposed a very large bin and my recently deceased reptile's ceramic heaters for a brooder. I have rearranged the basement to make space for constructing Little Fort Knox and the Duck Inn this winter, and that space will be used for the ducks themselves if all goes according to plan, once the pen and house are set up outdoors and they are big enough for a somewhat cooler environment before moving into their adult digs. BTW, it is a pretty nice basement - Manning floors and 9 ft picture window included. I have rearranged my front yard garden area to accommodate the night pen and house, moved a few piles of firewood out of the way, and have found places for more compost. I am getting to know people in the small livestock world in my town and nearby. Some of you probably had most of the infrastructure in place before you got ducks. Perhaps you had other poultry or livestock, or bought a place with outbuildings (ours has none - not even a doghouse). Anyone willing to share their story? Ideas for the transition from no ducks to several?