My 8 week old runner ducklings were housed in a small hutch with their chicken mum until they outgrew it, so last week I decided to move them into the main chicken coop to spend the night. Also, their mum now needs a bit of relief from them as they are almost full grown. Well I herded them in the first night, expecting to have to do this every night afterwards, but to my surprise on the second night, and every night since, they have just run up the ramp themselves and put themselves to bed, just like the chickens do! Wow, I am so impressed and happy with them. They are just no trouble at all to keep (apart from the mud mess, lol!). Now they sleep very happily on the thick floor bedding of the coop underneath the shelf where the hens lay in nest boxes, and the chickens have the perches above them. This way the ducks have the ground floor and the chickens have the first floor accommodation! They are all very happy living together and free range all day around my garden, making huge holes in my lawn and generally giving me loads of entertainment. I just love keeping birds!