Hi! My name is Sinay. I live in North Eastern Washington state. We have had chickens for many years, even when we lived in Spokane. Now we are very rural and have 14 older hens and 8 spring pullets. We have started with ducks this year, with more difficulties than we ever had with chickens. They are kind of nuts! They have eaten something a couple of times (they free range) that makes them catatonic and now one of them has some walking issue. I haven't caught her yet to do a closer inspection. We enjoy them enough that we will learn to adapt to their quirks. Trying to plan for winter water. Any suggestions for that? We have pretty cold winters... Sub zero for a couple months. Drinking water can be kept liquid by using a warmer like we do for the chickens, but do ducks need a pond in the winter? Anyway, nice to join this forum as it is my "go to" for poultry answers! Thanks!