I have a small dog carrier that I am going to put 1 pekin and two mallards in it together. That leaves 5 pekins in the large dog crate. I am planning on giving them water but no food...and putting a puppy pad or two down on the bottom of the carrier. I am going to enclose the bottom edges and the doors of the crates so no poopy can escape and then I am going to put a blanket over the top so they cannot see out. It is a 12 hour car ride and about a 5 hour stop at one house before we move to the next house. In all they will be in the crates a total of 17 hours with small breaks inbetween. Any advice from anyone is appricated. Can they go that long without food? or should i give them treats inbetween? Any ideas for bedding and any other suggestions would be helpful. Lucky for us, this is a one way trip as this is where they will be staying in their forever home. Soon I will be the expert on traveling with ducks and you all will be coming to me for tips...until then...HELP!!!