I was given 2 Pekin ducks by a co-worker. (Think the 'Aflac' duck! Big white ducks.) It has been a learning experience. I named them Daisy and Dolly, but later had to change 'Dolly' to 'Dewhitt' when he developed to a drake. LOL, they have been a lot of fun for us, and we have gone through a lot of changes in the 8 months we have had them. Daisy did not start laying until 5 days ago on Jan 11th. Even after all the books, blogs, and neighbor farmers I have talked ducks with, that told me she should have started laying in October, she made her own schedule! That is the one major constant with my ducks! They make their own schedules. Never the same thing every day, and always fun to watch. Just a note to anyone who wants ducks though, they are very messy. Water is to be played with as well as drunk. Feeders must be heavy as they will step on it and fling it everywhere. And be prepared for holes, as they love to dig in the dirt for grubs, bugs and just dirt to eat, to help digest their food. It is winter here in Michigan, and as of right now, the ducks do not have a pool in their run. But they do have a heated bucket for water. Daisy is 12 pounds of solid duck and imagine the sight of this large white duck setting in a 3-gallon bucket when I went out to feed this morning. It is 10 degrees outside folks! She did not fit of course, nothing more than feet and bottom in the bucket, but boy was she happy. Ducks! You have to just laugh when you have them.