I've been searching for this information and haven't really found what I needed, but if anyone would like to point me in the right direction I can research the answers for myself. I would love to hear what people with more experience with ducks are thinking, too, though! So we have two Pekin ducklings who turned two weeks on Sunday. We currently have them in a little plastic kiddie pool with wire around it in our office. They have a 100 watt bulb, but they never lay under it and I just started turning if off during most of the day, as it's been in the high 60's here and the office stays really warm. We have been using pine shavings as bedding and they have a small food bowl (Purina Unmedicated food with Brewers Yeast sprinkled on top) and chick grit bowl, and a waterer which I have up on a brick with a pie pan under it. They also have a little plastic hut they like to sleep in. We usually let them swim around in the bathtub and catch little pieces of leafy greens that we throw in there once a day. So that's our setup. The problem is they are sooooo filthy! I have to completely clean out their bedding twice a day, really. I put them out on the front porch for a while yesterday and they loved it, but it's very hard to move the whole set up back and forth. So I guess my question is, at what point can they transition to outside? It's still pretty cold here at night, mid 30's, so I imagine they'd have to come back in at night. But could they be outside during the day? In the garden, which is fenced (and just weeds ) or would they need to be in a brooder with a light, since it's only in the 60's? What have you all done as far as brooding ducklings and transitioning them to outside? We wanted to get a few more ducks to avoid heartbreak if one of these died and the other was left alone, but I just don't think I can handle anymore of these smelly, pooping machines! They're wonderful, but I need a break.