Ok warm weather needs to get here so I can get these duckies outside. The older set has tail feathers now and wings are looking good. Still too young to go outside in freezing temps. The smaller set are just getting tail feathers. I think they are only 3 weeks old. The others are 4 to 5 weeks. So much mess and smell. They dump out as much feed and water as they can, make it a goooey mess and then play in it I swear. We are up to 2 bathtimes per day just to keep them from not stinking too bad. I also clean out the huge rubbermaid they are in. When do they stop ceasing to look like piggies who rolled in the mud? During the day I don't fill up their waterer but at night I do which is when most of the messy happens. If they run out of water overnight though they become a big loud prison gang. I am not sure why I thought keeping them in the house was a great idea. What age is usually safe to put them out? ( weather being taken into consideration of course, if its the middle of an ice storm obviously things change) They are such little piggies who do you use bedding for more than half a day?