Hello: I have 2 pekin ducks that I got when they were 3 days old. They are now 13 weeks old and a lot of fun!! I wanted to breed them when they are ready but I have no idea when to expect that. It is for sure a male and female pair. Is that all I need? Or should there be more females then males? I would like to keep just the 2 if possible but would get more girls if thats what needs to be done. The girl is the brave one and the bigger of the 2. The male seems to be wayy more shy and always lets the female approach us before he will. When she swims he is usually on the side watching and waiting for her to finish so he doesnt seem to be to dominant. If they do breed when should I expect it since we are entering fall then winter soon. Do they lay all year long? I live in San Diego so there isnt any snow but it does drop down into the high 20's low 30's on the colder winter nights/mornings... Is that going to be okay for them outside being that cold? I do lock them up in an old dog house that we added a door to. My mom will just freak if I ask to put any type of heater out there so I want to know what to expect this winter. Also, for those who have ducks, how much do yours eat? Do you let them eat as much as they want and keep refilling there bowls when empty or do you put a certain amount of food out for them? It just seems to me that they can eat and eat forever if I let them I cant imagine having 10-20 ducks, although I would LOVE too!!! We do let them out to free range in the evenings and weekends when we are home but during the day while we work its strictly pen time and we also feed them lots of leftovers but not enough to consider that part of there daily food intake... Any info/advise if appreciated... Oh and the silkies in the picture with them are BEST FRIENDS!!! They are never apart from each other since they were raised in the same brooder.