I sold my pool table and built a pond in my basement. I added Wood Ducks (Split White Male and White Female) to the mix in early October. The enclosure is 9'x11' with metal halide grow lights, live plants, turtles, goldfish and a hermit crab. They have become quite used to me and don't run like crazy when I enter the room and have learned to associate me with food. I was wondering if they are going to be missing any environmental cues by not being outside? I have read that domestic breeds slow down egg production when there is less light. Do these wood ducks need a season of longer nights followed by a season of increasing daylight to trigger breeding? I am reluctant to mimic the outside sunset and sunrise because that will send my turtles into hibernation without the cold to slow down their matabolisim and they will burn up their energy reserve very quickly. Could the absense of a winter season also slow down the drakes plumage change? When I got him in October he had his red bill and white beard. Two and a half months later and his eyes still aren't red, his face color hasn't completely filled in and he is just getting started on his vertical and horizontal whtie stripes on his sides. This just seems slower than the ones I have kept outside. This is also my first split white wood duck, could that be a factor? Thanks for reading and I appreciate any thoughts you have on this and/or any advice you have about raising ducks indoors.