I would like to raise ducks this spring and I live in Northern Idaho. I have no idea where to even start! I would like to get mallards but I can hardly find any information so I am up for suggestions. Since I live in North Idaho they do have to be able to handle hot and cold weather. I also need to know how big to make the coop, if the ducks fly or not, how tall to build their fences, how big of a pond and a run they need. I also need pointers for designing my coop: does it need windows/ventilation and how much, do they need nesting boxes and if so how big and how far off the ground, is it better for the coop to be off the ground, what all do I need to put in the coop? what and how often do I feed them? also how old they have to be before they can be outside on their own, and if you leave the eggs with the parents will they typically raise them? Any information you have on ducks would be so helpful!