Okay so... I've had my Pekin ducks since April.. so I'm used to pretty much everything, including looking out my window and seeing them just standing there doing aerobics.. I have one hen and one drake, the hen has already started laying eggs. They awkwardly do their little mating ritual when I put them in their pool... very... awkwardly. BUT.... cold weather is coming, and I'm not really sure what the best way to take care of them in the winter is, especially since there's no way I can get electric to that part of my yard. There's some odd little things that I'm wondering about, and thought someone here might know. For starters, Lucy (my hen) has a black spot on the back part of one of her feet. I've been thinking it might be kinda like the duck equivalent of a callus. Another thing... every so often, I'll see her standing completely still in the middle of the yard or something, laying her head on her back sort of to the side... it's difficult to explain, but does anyone know anything about that? She also makes a little bit of a weird honking noise when she's swallowing water... it doesn't seem normal. I didn't realize until just now that all of the weird things are going on with her specifically. She also hasn't been quite as... water-resistant lately. Does it have anything to do with the nutrients going into her eggs? I've been meaning to join this site for months now, so the questions sorta piled up... If anyone has any answers for me, then thanks in advance!