I will NEVER raise ducklings in my house again. They STINK! I guess I had to get ducks out of my system and just had to get them now. Well I will only raise them in spring or summer and OUTSIDE! I have tried everything I can think of to keep the water/food mess down and nothing has worked. I have to change the brooder twice a day if I want it to not smell. They go through water like nobody's business too. Gosh how can something so cute be such a mess. It's more work than my newborn humans were.