I read on here a few months back about several members shutting their ducks in at dusk and letting them out at dawn, and not supplying them with food or water during that time. Well, it sounded genius to me! 99% of the mess in my duck coop is caused by them playing in their water! However I just read another thread that made it apparent that not everyone does this. Was wondering what you all do? I only shut my ducks in on the very coldest nights, as they have a very secure pen and we live on an island with almost no predators. So the total number of nights they have gone dusk to dawn without food or water has only been 4-5. They never seemed the worse for wear--though they would waddle right to the water dish once I let them out--but of course if this is bad for them I will not continue doing it. Thoughts? What do you do?