So my daughter brought home two Pekin ducklings from Tractor Supply a couple of weeks ago thinking she could "set them free" when they were no longer cute. Being the responsible pet mom I am, I told her that was not an option, and went to work understanding duck care. I have two dogs, a cat, and a guinea pig. I had a rabbit, but she passed of old age about a year ago. I take pet care seriously which is why my guinea pig lives in a 4 x 4 pen, and my rabbit used to have her own 10 x 10 bedroom (where she stayed when we weren't home and at night). So about my ducks - there are two, Webster and Bill. Right now, I think Bill is a boy and Webster is a girl, though I'm not 100% positive. They are free range in my fenced 1/2 acre back yard, and have a 4 x 10 predator proof pen for nighttime. We built a deck, then enclosed a 4' tall structure with hardware cloth and put on a tin roof. They have a Dogloo with a polar fleece blanket for sleeping (my guinea pig also uses polar fleece for bedding) which gets washed every day. In their pen they have a large cat box for water/swimming and in the yard, a kiddie pool which they just figured out how to use. Mostly they hang on my porch but wander off every now and then. Right now, my biggest struggle is getting my ducks to trust me. They came to me when they were little, but then my dad passed and I was away for two weeks. When I came back, they didn't love me anymore I joined this forum because you guys all seem to be chock full of great info. I look forward to learning more about being a duck mom, and hopefully contributing at some time. I attached a picture of my pen - I added keyed locks because I read so much about how smart raccoons are! The front door also acts as a ramp for the ducks to get in and out. So far, they've figured out how to leave, but not how to get back in.