Just some tidbits of info for a newer duck owner, I will add when I have time! 1. Build a bigger coop first, seems like everyone with ducks builds a small coop for a few ducks, then because of duck math(addicted to ducks and adding more), ends up building bigger housing within a year. 2. In a Duck coop poop goes everywhere, so use something cheap to line studwalls on the inside so the poop doesnt go into hard to clean places, ideas are old tin roofing, or old bathroom Marbelite stuff. Simple is better, and a mix of straw/Hay and wood chips work the best for litter. 3. Figure out how the water situation will work before winter comes! 4. Ducks like a routine, anything new causes them to freak out until they seen it a few times. 5. If you use a baby pool for a pond, get the biggest one the first time, and add a drain valve to save your back! 6. Ducks are sex maniacs, and you cant do much to stop it unless u seperate males and females! 7. Other than vent sexing, the only way to tell sex, is by adult feathers, or voice. Females QUACK, males softly say "RRRAAABBBB!" Feel free to keep this thread going for all the new duck owners. Last year I was a new duck keeper, Ive learned alot from my ducks and on here, but sometimes its the little things that help alot when planning for ducks as pets!