I was wondering what time you lock up your ducks during the winter. In UK it's dark by 4.30pm/5pm but I don't want to lock the ducks up this early. They are in a secure pen, with a small pond and if they are free in the garden, they will take themselves into the pond when it gets dark. I then just lock the door. At the moment I lock them in their coop (an old garden shed) about 8pm, at let them out around 7.30am each morning. I'm not sure whether I should be locking them up for the night as soon as it's dark, but I do feel mean locking them up for more than 12 hours! What are your night time routines for your flock?