I'm more of a chicken person & have never owned a duck. This evening we brought home 3 one day old baby ducks. I have no idea why breed. Two have orange bills & one has a black bill - all have black feet. One is mostly black with a yellow line around its neck & the other two are black & yellow with black lines going across the eyes. I'll post some pics tomorrow if I can get them uploaded. Now what? I've set them up in the brooder for my chicks - I think they will be OK for the night until I can get some wood shavings tomorrow (have them on shredded newspaper at the moment). I have them on the chick starter too (non medicated). Do they sell baby duck feed? Does it matter? What about housing. I read the mother earth article & it said they need 45degrees in winter. Is this true? my chickens do fine in the cold. How much space do they need inside the coop? I heard they need more space than hens. Boy am I in for it now! Should I pinion them?? How is that done? I plan to keep them in the garden - I have my polish hens in there now but am planning to move them out soon. Here are the pics I'm guessing they are Mallards or Moens. What do you think? By the way - I've got them on wood shavings now.