Ok, so my 3 Pekins are about 3 weeks old. Off the heat light for about two days now. Took them outside for the first time yesterday. they of course LOVED it,. I put them into my chicken pen (about 150 X 150 with pine trees, some mud, grass, etc.) they were so excited. It was just the cutest thing. Anyway, as you guys know (and I didnt, as being new to ducks) they are STINKING my house up. . At what age can I move them outside into my chicken coop and let them go with my chickens? (I hope this works out.) If I cant let them go with my chickens in the coop, I can make an area for them at night on their own in the coop and let them out all day to free range. I have about 5 acres of myown that is open and has wetlands, grass, field, etc. for them to enjoy all day. There is another 11 acres of ground to enjoy as well. I have a kiddie pool all ready for them as well. Does anyone let their ducks out to free range all the time? Is it safe??? I have never lost a chicken to anything except a dog once. They are out when i get home from work until sundown and all days on weekends. I never knew ducklings were 'squishy'