I am preparing to get some baby chicks, now that I have plans for the coop! Anyway, I was thinking about maybe ordering a duckling or two. My questions are: would male ducks be ok with hens -or- would it be better to stick with all females? how do you keep their food separated? do ducklings need a different food than chicks? I've read that they cannot eat medicated food. I understand that ducks can be a lot messier than chickens. I live very near a lake (not on my property we have to walk a little to get there), is it possible that the ducks would fly to the lake and back again? Thanks for any and all info!!