In my first thread, I talked about my problem of bringing my 2 ducklings back to the U.S. Turns out, it's illegal at the moment, so I'm asking around to see which relatives can take them in. What would a person with no experience need to raise a duck? I've made a list of what I would need to bring to the small family farm. So far, a doghouse/shelter and a children's swimming pool, plus food and others. However, I'm unsure about the shelter. Would I need a pen? If so, what could I use in a large, open backyard with no grass as a shelter? Here in Iran, the temperature can range anywhere form -10 F to 100. How could I protect the ducklings from the heat and dust, as well as any predators? (The large backyard is enclosed with a 4 ft wall, but letting the ducklings roam would be a bad idea, as the ground is dusty and rocky, with many thorny plants and no grass to walk on) We're heading to the pet store tomorrow to see what we can find. Help with shelter, the pen, the pool, and the heat would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!