Hello fellow duckers...! I am getting some W.H ducks this spring for aquatic insect control (mosquito larvae), terrestrial insect control in the garden, fertilizer, eggs and comic relief. The kids are getting excited. I would ultimately like to get 3 hens and a drake. I must appologise for all of the questions but I'm a noob here. My plan for housing is to make a 4'x4'x4' house as depicted in the attached picture (not my design but likley from someone on here). I like the dimensions as it makes for little waste on the contruction side of things. Would this be too big for 4 ducks and therefore not warm enough in the winter months? We occasionally dip down to -30C but would likely average -10C over the winter months. How many welshies could I appropriately house in this? What is the space/duck requirement for inside the house? Would I have to insulate? I would like to place this house in a 12'x12' enclosed run. I want to make the run out corn crib fencing (2"x4"), metal or cedar posts (is there any benefit to one over the other?) and a mesh netting over top (to stop aerial assults). Does this sound alright? Again, what would be the space/duck requirements in the run? I can get the fencing in 4 or 5 foot heights. Other than easier access to the run, is there any benefit to using the 5' over the 4' fencing. Unfortuneatley I have to order this breed straight run. How many would you order to ensure you end up with the nubmer I am looking for in the end? I would select the best birds for my project and eat the others after they are full grown. Should I be alright if I order 6? 50/50 chance? 7 just in case? Also, how large would the door on the house have to be to allow the ducks to go in and out? I would like to make it on the larger size to accomadate a pekin or two should I choose to get a few meat ducks. Short term project. I'm sure I will have other questions to post here soon. Thanks in advance for any information you can provide. Chris.