great information thanks Janine. I live in Buckeye and am not sure how to go about housing the ducks, do i need a chicken coop or something for them. ? Plastic pools are fine huh? I do have a hot tub in the back yard i don't use was thinking of storing water in it, but a duck pond would be cool too. How do you prevent them from flying away? My friend gave me a whole bunch of duck eggs she got from a friend who has only one duck. this thing lays a lot apparently. I would love to have like three ducks just for eggs. do they sell duck feed at the store? can they eat table scraps? thanks for all the help.