I wasn't sure if I should put this under ducks or chickens, so I apologize if this isn't the right area. Anyway, we have two Blue Swedish ducks coming on May 3rd. Our new chicks will be about 3-4 weeks when the ducklings arrive. I was thinking it would be wiser to get a separate brooder for the ducks. Obviously the chicks won't need as high of a brooder temperature as the ducks since the chicks will be older. Though one half of the brooder has no light whatsoever so I suppose if the chicks get too hot they can just move. Something else I was thinking about was protein in feed. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't chicks need less protein as they get older? I'm not sure if you have to give them lower protein or not, but I figured I might as well as the chicks aged. There isn't waterfowl feed at any of the feed stores near me, so I had planned on just giving them chick starter. What percentage of protein do ducklings need and for how long? The chick feed I believe is 19% protein. I also don't want the chicks to pick at the ducks. I'm not sure how small the ducks will be compared to the chicks since the chicks are bantams. My main concern with two separate brooders is that they will be less likely to get along when they go outside. The plan is to have them together in the run/coop once they're all old enough to move outside. So would them sharing the same brooder be alright?