Does anyone have pictures of their ducklings growing up in a brooder on a weekly basis? I'd love to see your brooders and how the ducklings progressed as they grew up. I'm thinking about getting 3 female black//blue swedish ducks and maybe a drake. What do you guys suggest? I mainly want eggs and awesome pets. Also, how long do ducklings stay in the brooder? When should I transfer them to their outdoor enclosure? On another note, I'd love to see the enclosures you guys have for your ducks. I'm thinking about an enclosure (two wood sides and two screen sides with a screen door) that's about 12ft x 18ft right up against my fence. I'm going to let the ducks roam around in my fenced yard (6ft tall wooden fence) while I'm supervising them. Since I have outdoor cats, I don't feel comfortable letting the ducks roam free without being able to watch them. These cats are super nice and they don't even chase my geckos when they're out, but I just want to be on the safe side. I also have two dogs (a bichon frisé and a beagle/aussie/lab mix) and I don't know how to introduce them to the ducks. They're fine with the cats, but I'm thinking that my bichon might actually be scared of the ducks. Haha ... Any suggestions on introductions are greatly appreciated. In the enclosure, there's going to be no floor, so it will be just the dirt and grass. Because of this, I am going to dig a hole for my 50gal pond. Is water lettuce and water hyacinth safe for ducks to eat? I want to thin out my 100gal pond. This is what I was planning on doing for the ducks and it works around my yard already. There are plants on the side for cover and shade, then there's an oak sapling that will grow and provide plenty of shade. I already have 3 huge oak trees in the yard for shade, though. Does this look like a good plan? Will there be problems with the ducks if the cats can get on the roof of the duck enclosure? Will it scare the ducks? Also, does this seem like there will be enough ventilation in the enclosure? I guess I'm asking if this is a good enclosure overall. What do you guys think? One more thing, when should I start to feed them brewer's yeast? I'm planning on feeding them some fresh fruits and vegetables as well, so how should I prepare the grit? Should I stick it in a dish or just spread it in the grass in the enclosure? Also, when do you guys think is the best time to switch the feed from starter to grower? I'll be switching it from 20% to 16%, since there's no 18% feed around here. Would it be fine for me to switch the feed at 2-4 weeks old and then feed them the 16% for the rest of their lives? Or, do I need the 18% until they're about 8 weeks old? I'm sorry that I have so many questions, but your help is GREATLY appreciated. Thank you!