Hi everyone! I'm brand new to the forum, and the life of ducks, too. My husband and I sold our house in the city and bought one on 9 acres in the country to pursue dreams not possible where we were. One of those dreams is to own ducks! We are converting our 20'x8' shed into a duck house and plan to get a mix of 60 ducks (primarily for egg production, secondarily for meat). But there are some basic question i have that i can't seem to find answers to... 1. If given access to a pond/pool, do they also need separate drinking water? 2. How much food, i.e. Cups per duck, can I expect to feed in a day? 3. How often do you muck out their house (we intend to use hay for bedding, and compost it when they are done with it)? I had more but this is all I can think of right now...thanks in advance!