can you educate me? I am new to keeping ducks and have got 5 KC ducklings that hatch on midnight new year this year. When do they start to show adult colours? when do the ducks start to lay? how loud could they be? I am trying to handle them as much as I can at the moment and getting them hand fed with crumbs in my hand. here they are on new years day just hatched. after fluffing up one day old two days old and my effort of imprinting...please don't laugh and think I am crazy... I am now thinking to make this into a photo diary to share their progress with all... Feel free to share yours too.